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Posted on: November 12, 2010 12:08 pm
 

Ponder practicing, still questionable

Posted by Tom Fornelli

This week's game against Clemson is a big one for Florida State.   The Seminoles have dropped their last two games to North Carolina and North Carolina State, but still find themselves in first place in the ACC's Atlantic division.  Still, a third straight loss could drop them as far back as fourth in the division, and kill just about any chance of winning the ACC.

So it would be nice if quarterback Christian Ponder could play on Saturday, but even though he's returned to practice, Ponder is still listed as questionable on the injury report.  Ponder has returned to practice, and though he's been somewhat limited there, Jimbo Fisher seems optimistic that his quarterback will be available.

“He did some,” said Fisher. “I didn’t want to take a chance, so we limited what he did. What we’re doing right now, he feels very good about. He took some reps and did some things but we limited what he did as far as numbers. I didn’t want the day after to be a bear. I think he’ll feel good. I really do. …

“We’ll have to see how [Friday] goes. But I expect him to be even better. There’s hardly [any fluid] in there now. The rest has helped a lot. That’s as good as anything with any injury. You watch it in the NFL. If you really evaluate the quarterbacks, they probably practice like once-a-week once they start getting banged and bruised. They’re already in a rhythm this late in the year with what they’re doing, throwing and reading.”

If Ponder's throwing elbow flares up and he can't go on Saturday, he'll be replaced by E.J. Manuel.
Posted on: October 25, 2010 11:27 am
 

Ponder seems good to go for 'Noles

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.
 
 
 
 
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