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Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen could return to the field on Saturday.

Bret Bielema says Arkansas QB Austin Allen has ‘real possibility’ of returning on Saturday

Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen’s outlook on returning from injury has changed a lot in just a couple of days, in a good way.

On Monday, Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema said that Allen likely was still a couple weeks away from returning from a right shoulder injury that kept him out of last Saturday’s game against Alabama.

However, during his weekly Wednesday appearance on the SEC coaches teleconference, Bielema indicated that Allen was much closer to being back on the field.

“There’s a real possibility he plays on Saturday,” Bielema said, noting that Allen has made real strides this week in his work back from the injury to his throwing shoulder.

Bielema added that Allen did not practice with the team on Tuesday but was off to the side working on drop backs and moving around.

If Allen is unable to comeback on Saturday when the Razorbacks host Auburn, then redshirt freshman Cole Kelley will make his second career start, after filling in for Allen against Alabama.

Arkansas and the Tigers kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday night.