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Ryan Mallett might return to practice Tuesday

Fayetteville (NWA Online) - Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett hasn't experienced any more symptoms since suffering a concussion Saturday and Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino said there is an outside chance the Hogs signal caller could return to practice Tuesday.

"Yesterday he was asymptomatic," Petrino said Monday at his weekly press conference. "He'll go through series of tests today, this afternoon. Best-case scenario, he comes out and practices tomorrow, but I don't know that yet.

"He has no headaches and he has no symptoms from the concussion. So that's very, very positive."

Mallett was knocked out in the second quarter of the Razorbacks' 65-43 loss at Auburn over the weekend and didn't return. Petrino said team doctors haven't graded the concussion, but said the symptoms have been less severe than most.

"Through the night Saturday he was good," Petrino said. "He has no problems."

Petrino said he is unsure how snaps will be divided up in practice this week between Mallett and back-up quarterback Tyler Wilson, who passed for 332 yards and four touchdowns in relief Saturday.

"If there's an all-go ahead (with Ryan), then you go with it," Petrino said. "If there are question marks, then you have to have Tyler take reps with the ones and get prepared."

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