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Wyoming’s Allen aims to play vs. Central Michigan

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December 12, 2017 at 1:15 pm.

Nov 11, 2017; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; Wyoming Cowboys quarterback Josh Allen (17) attempts a pass in the first quarter against the Air Force Falcons at Falcon Stadium. Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 11, 2017; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; Wyoming Cowboys quarterback Josh Allen (17) attempts a pass in the first quarter against the Air Force Falcons at Falcon Stadium. Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Allen doesn’t want to let a lingering shoulder injury dictate his chance to play one more game with Wyoming.

The Cowboys junior quarterback would like to play in Wyoming’s upcoming bowl game, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise against Central Michigan, provided his sprained right shoulder is in good enough shape.

Allen sustained the injury in Wyoming’s Nov. 11 game against Air Force and missed the final two games of the regular season.

“The injury itself is gone,” Allen said Monday via ESPN.com. “It’s just trying to get the pain management down to a level I can tolerate.”

One of the top-rated quarterbacks in the upcoming NFL Draft class, Allen could simply skip the bowl game to protect his professional stock — but he said he doesn’t want to do that if he’s healthy enough to play.

Allen said he’s getting better on a daily basis and is working with the No. 1 offense at practice.

The 21-year-old threw for 1,658 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions this season with the Cowboys. Allen has posted career totals of 4,912 yards, 41 touchdowns and 21 picks.