Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Mom Confirms Mallett Broke Finger Throwing Footballs Into Space
It appears that Razorback QB Ryan Mallett has a broken right ring finger he sustained during "a workout" and will be out of action for a couple of weeks.
Ryan's mother Debbie confirmed that Ryan broke his finger, but that it's not going to be that big of a deal.
"It's the stress and strain Ryan puts on his throwing hand when he starts chunking footballs into space," said Debbie, "It really upsets me when he does this because those footballs aren't cheap, and for him to just throw those damn things into space to never be seen again is disrespectful to me, it's disrespectful to potential airplanes flying above, and it's disrespectful to those people that need those satellites in orbit. He thinks it's funny, but this wouldn't be the first time he's knocked a satellite off it's proper course."
Mallett, who beat out Tyler Wilson in the spring for the starting job, has been praised by the coaches for his strong arm and leadership abilities. The only negative on the transfer from Michigan is his ability to hold his alcohol.
"I would say that's the most disappointing thing about Ryan so far," said one coach wishing to remain anonymous, "His arrest for being drunk in public and not being able to dial a cell phone or speak coherently leads me to believe that he might be a little bit of a lightweight when it comes to drinking. We can work on that and he can improve in that area. That'll just come with growth and maturation."
Mallett will be sidelined a few weeks before he can begin throwing again. At that time he'll continue his free lance summer demolition work where he's hired to throw footballs to knock down houses and buildings as a cheaper alternative than paying for a crane and wrecking ball.
Posted by KK at 8:34 AM