Allen, who was academically ineligible for UK's bowl game, thought he was seriously hurt. He got blocked on kickoff coverage and then hit again on his right elbow.
"I had a little numbness for a while, but it's okay now," he said. "It was like I hit a nerve or something. I thought it was broke on the first play of the game. I just knew it was broken when I came to the sideline.
"Then I got feeling back in my fingers. The doctors checked out the elbow and told me it was not broke or cracked. They said I could give it a try if I wanted to play. I was hurt, but there was no way I was not going to play."