Mallett Done For Spring

FAYETTEVILLE — It appears Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett is done for the spring.

Mallett will miss the remaining two weeks of spring practice after injuring his right thumb during Friday's scrimmage, a source close to the situation said Saturday.

Mallett's thumb started swelling after he hit it on a player's helmet while attempting a pass during the two-hour scrimmage. The source said it didn't appear that the sophomore had broken his thumb.

Arkansas spokesperson Kevin Trainor couldn't comment about Mallett's status when reached Saturday.

Mallett, who transferred to Arkansas from Michigan in January, had been hoping to push senior Casey Dick for the starting job this spring.

Mallett had completed 6-of-12 passes for 45 yards in the scrimmage before injuring his thumb.

Arkansas has filed an appeal with the NCAA in an attempt to get Mallett cleared to play immediately. If the appeal is denied, he would have to sit out next season because of NCAA transfer rules.

Tucker Arrested Again

Arkansas reserve wide receiver Austin Tucker was arrested Saturday on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication. It was the former Shiloh Christian star's second alcohol-related arrest since last September.

Tucker, 19, was released from the Washington County Jail at 9:15 a.m. Saturday after posting a $155 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for May 12.

Tucker, who led Shiloh Christian to a state title in 2006, was arrested in September when a Fayetteville police officer found a flask of alcohol in Tucker's pocket. He was only 18 years old at the time.

Trainor said Saturday that he believed first-year Bobby Petrino was aware of Tucker's latest arrest.

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