Three days after concussion, Mallett returns to practice

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On Sunday, head coach Bobby Petrino was hoping Ryan Mallett would be able to return to practice Tuesday.

Today, that hope turned into a nice little reality for Arkansas.

Declaring himself 100 percent, the Razorbacks quarterback was indeed on the field for practice Tuesday, three days after suffering a first-half concussion against Auburn.

Not only did the junior say that he expects to play Saturday against Ole Miss, but he also attempted to shoot down speculation that he injured his shoulder on the same play he was concussed.

“My left shoulder is not bad,” Mallett said according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. “I hit my head pretty good off the ground. That’s what happened. There can be all this speculation, whatever. It happens here and it’s always going to be like that.”