Posted by Tom Fornelli
Florida State was on a bye this week, and it seems it couldn't have come at a better time for a Seminoles team that is undefeated in ACC play and hopes to stay that way. The week off let the team keep Christian Ponder out of practice and help him deal with the burst bursa sac in his throwing elbow that he suffered in Florida State's win over Boston College. Ponder spent the week having the elbow drained, and returned to practice on Saturday.
Ponder practiced again on Sunday, and according to Jimbo Fisher, he looked pretty good and should be ready to go when the Seminoles take on N.C. State this Thursday night.
"He threw the ball real well," said Fisher on Sunday. "I was shocked. I thought there might be a little soreness.
"Shoot, he was slinging it. Seems good so far."
Which, obviously, is very good news for both Ponder and Florida State. A win over North Carolina State in Raleigh on Thursday night would just about knock the Wolfpack out of contention in the Atlantic Division, and leave Maryland as the only team with a chance to beat out the Seminoles for the division.