Tyler Wilson Does Not Practice; Coach Expects Answer Friday
Tyler Wilson was not at football practice Thursday for the Razorbacks, one day after he was throwing in uniform.
Wilson practiced Wednesday for the first time since a head injury sidelined the Razorbacks quarterback last Saturday.
Head football coach John L. Smith said he expects to know the senior’s availability for this Saturday’s game against Alabama by Friday morning. The coach said he feels positive about Wilson’s outlook, and that Wilson was absent because he was “busy”.
Wilson wore street clothes and did not participate in Tuesday’s practice. Smith said earlier this week that if Wilson did not practice this week, he would not play this weekend.
Wilson has still not been cleared to play and was not allowed to take contact in practice Wednesday. Arkansas hosts the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Wilson is listed as day-to-day after taking a blow to the head in the first half of the Razorbacks’ 34-31 overtime loss to Louisiana-Monroe Saturday in Little Rock. Wilson did not leave the locker room after halftime. He was held overnight in Little Rock after the game for observation, athletic department officials said.
Smith told 5NEWS on Monday that Wilson has concussion-like symptoms.