For the second straight game, Ryan Mallett was forced out early due to injury. And, for the second week, it appears the Arkansas quarterback is in no danger of missing a start.
Mallett suffered a shoulder injury in the Razorbacks’ 38-24 win over Ole Miss Saturday, but participated in practice Tuesday and declared his shoulder was feeling “100 percent” following the session.
“It was just a bruise,” Mallett said according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “We just had to get the blood moving and circulating.
“It’s a relief just to know that I’m ready to go 100 percent on Tuesday and not have to wait. That’s a frustrating thing when you’ve got to wait all week.”
It wasn’t all good news on the injury front for Arkansas, however, as wide receivers Joe Adams and Greg Childs did not participate in practice due to ankle injuries suffered in the win. Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said he was unsure of when either player will return, or if they will be available this weekend for the night game against Vanderbilt.
Childs leads the team with 41 receptions and 572 receiving yards, while Adams’ 30 and 544 are both second. They have combined for 10 of the Razorbacks’ receiving touchdowns.