According to sources close to the Pig Trail Nation, starting quarterback Austin Allen is not expected to play in Saturday’s game versus top ranked Alabama.

Allen was limited this week in practice after injured his throwing shoulder in the team’s previous game versus South Carolina, with redshirt freshman Cole Kelley playing the entire fourth quarter.

Earlier in the week, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema acknowledeged the tough test that would be facing his senior quarterback.

“I think the biggest thing we have to [consider] is, yes, he might be cleared to play, but how effective?” Bielema said. “This isn’t like you’re playing some of the other teams on our schedule. This is a team obviously where you need to be fully functional and see where it’s at.”

Kelley is expected to be take the reigns against the Crimson Tide. This season, Kelley is 11-18 for 186 yards with 3 touchdowns and an interception. Kelley has also added 42 yards on 9 rush attempts.