Hog forward Marshawn Powell uninjured in car accident on Christmas night

Fayetteville (UofA) - Arkansas sophomore forward Marshawn Powell was involved in a single car accident on Christmas night, Razorbacks coach John Pelphrey said Monday.

Powell, a preseason all-SEC selection, wasn't injured in the accident in his home state of Virginia. He and his girlfriend were the only people in the car, Pelphrey said.

Because of the accident, Powell missed Arkansas' morning practice Monday and will likely miss the second of the two-a-day workouts.

"He's not back yet," Pelphrey said. "With that being such a great distance, we'll have to see when he gets back. The good news is nobody was hurt."

Pelphrey said the accident was due in part to a winter storm that hit the United States east coast over the weekend. Powell was one of a few Razorbacks who had difficulty returning to Fayetteville because of the weather. Others had plane flights delayed or canceled, Pelphrey said.

Powell's role for Wednesday's game against North Carolina A&T isn't known, Pelphrey said. Powell played only one minute in Arkansas' last game – a 67-59 win over Texas Southern last Wednesday.

The game against the Aggies will be the first of two games in three days for the Razorbacks (8-2).

It is the second off-court incident this year for Powell, who broke his foot in his hometown of Newport News playing a game of pick-up basketball in August. He missed two games because of the injury earlier in the season and hasn't played more than 25 minutes in any game.

Powell is averaging 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game this season.