After going up 14-10 in the second quarter against Auburn Saturday, things went downhill for Arkansas the rest of the half. Not only did Auburn benefit from a bad call at the goalline to take the lead 17-14, but Hogs quarterback Ryan Mallett got hurt midway through the quarter.
There was no true explanation for what happened to the NFL prospect and the Arkansas sideline refused to provide any information to CBS. At one point, reporter Tracy Wolfson reported Mallett may have a knee injury, and she said she learned that information from the Auburn sideline.
What we do know is that sophomore backup Tyler Wilson entered the game and took over the next two drives for Arkansas. Wilson looked good completing 3-3 passes in his second drive of the game that culminated with a touchdown catch by Greg Childs. When we get updates on Mallett’s status we’ll let you know, but for now, all we’re hearing is it may be a knee injury.
UPDATE: Mallett left with a concussion, likely when he was slammed to the turf by Nick Fairley on a play action fake that didn’t work.
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