Day 4 of the Tyler Wilson Watch came and went without any type of definitive answer to the question on the minds of most/all Arkansas/Alabama fans: will the starting quarterback be on the field this weekend?
Wilson suffered a head injury in the first half of the Razorbacks’ loss to Louisiana-Monroe last Saturday, and has been iffy to play this weekend against the No. 1 team in the country in what’s the SEC opener for both schools.
The good news for UA fans is that Wilson, for the first time since the injury, was on the field Wednesday practicing with his teammates. The not-so-good news is that Wilson has yet to be cleared by the UA medical staff for something that walks, talks, looks and smells like a concussion but has yet to be labeled as such publicly by the football program.
Instead, there’s merely bending appendages over each other when it comes to Wilson’s ability to return from this vague “head injury” thing.
“That decision has not been made yet and it’s not in my hands,” head coach John L. Smith said. “I’m keeping my fingers crossed.”
A final decision on Wilson’s availability is not expected to come until later this week, if not right up until hours prior to kickoff.