FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach John L. Smith offered no news on the availability of quarterback Tyler Wilson for the Alabama game on Friday morning.
“There will be no further update on Tyler Wilson’s status today and he will be a game time decision," Smith said in a statement.
But it appears the Razorbacks will be without their starting quarterback when the Razorbacks face the nation's top-ranked team.
Wilson, according to multiple reports, was not cleared by doctors after undergoing tests Thursday. Radio show host Bo Mattingly first reported Wilson would not be available Friday morning, which came before Arkansas announced Wilson would be a "game time decision."
Wilson has been questionable all week after suffering what Smith described as a "hit to the head" against ULM. He left the game late in the first half and had not been cleared to return by doctors. Wilson did participate in Wednesday's workout, but Smith said he didn't practice Thursday. Smith said Wilson didn't practice because "he was busy."
Arkansas has prepared for Alabama with backups Brandon Allen and Brandon Mitchell. Allen replaced Wilson last week and completed 6 of 20 passes for 85 yards with a touchdown and interception. Mitchell, who moved to receiver in preseason camp, has not earned any snaps at quarterback during a game this season.
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau