Ryan Mallett: the next Michael Phelps?

If you’re an Arkansas fan, continue to relax by the pool during these steamy summer days. There’s no need to fret over the health of star quarterback Ryan Mallett.

The future first-round draft choice says the broken foot that caused him to miss spring practice is healing just fine — because of a little help from the pool.

“I haven’t been able to run to this point, so I’ve been swimming a lot, doing a lot of weight room stuff with upper body, a lot of single-leg stuff,” Mallett said while attending the SEC media bonanza. “It’s really helped me out. I’ll be ready to go in two weeks when we start.

“I feel like I’m going to try out for the Olympics in 2014,” he said. “Is that when the next one is? I’m going to give it a shot.”

While he may have been kidding about his future as a world-class swimmer, Razorbacks fans can rest easy knowing that he will be healthy for the start of a season filled with high expectations.

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