FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - University of Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett sustained a broken bone in his left foot during conditioning drills Wednesday morning. Mallett is expected to miss spring practice and fully recover in three to four months.
"It is unfortunate since Ryan works extremely hard and has made a commitment to the Razorbacks," said UA head coach Bobby Petrino. "I am confident in our athletic trainers and medical staff and believe they are the best in the country. Ryan is a strong competitor who I know will put all his effort into overcoming his injury and continuing to lead this team."
In 2009, Mallett set or matched 16 different school records and finished the season completing 225-of-403 passes for 3,624 yards and 30 touchdowns. Mallett was an All-Southeastern Conference second-team selection by the league coaches and media and he was named one of 10 finalists for the Manning Award. He led the SEC in total offense (276.5) and passing yards per game (278.8).