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Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy breaks throwing hand

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback McElroy acknowledges the crowd after beating Michigan State Spartans in Capital One Bowl college football game in Orlando

Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy exited Saturday’s Senior Bowl game with what was initially announced as a “contusion” on his right (throwing) hand. McElroy suffered the injury when he banged his hand on a helmet.

According to the Birmingham Press-Register, McElroy has a fractured bone in the hand.

McElroy’s father says the break occurred near his son’s thumb.

The Press-Register‘s┬áreport states that McElroy will be unable to throw for two weeks. He appears to be questionable to throw at February’s Scouting Combine.

A two-year starter for the Crimson Tide, McElroy compiled a 39:10 career touchdown-to-interception ratio for Nick Saban, and completed a sterling 70.9 percent of his passes as a senior.

He is considered to have below-average arm strength, but is a good decision maker, proven leader, and possesses outstanding intelligence.

McElroy is a projected fifth- to seventh-round pick.

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8 Responses to “Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy breaks throwing hand”
  1. stairwayto7 says: Jan 30, 2011 10:41 PM

    He would be like all those great Bama qb’s in the Nfl..oh wait…..

  2. mashoaf says: Jan 30, 2011 10:45 PM

    Sounds like he’ll be tabbed as the next Tom Brady and will be drafted too soon like Charlie Frye.

  3. youboettcha says: Jan 30, 2011 11:06 PM


    Although none recently, Bart Starr; Ken Stabler and Joe Namath count for something.

  4. stairwayto7 says: Jan 30, 2011 11:26 PM

    youboettcha: this is not the 60’s or 70’s! Get with the time!

  5. buzzbissinger says: Jan 30, 2011 11:27 PM

    Here we go again…the off-season drivel begins…time to find another sport to follow. What’s a good NHL site (that didn’t sell it’s soul to mass media)?

  6. xcountrytrevor says: Jan 30, 2011 11:31 PM

    He just went 7th Round-Undrafted.

  7. cuz2jefferson says: Jan 31, 2011 8:33 AM

    s going to say, but someone else did. Bart Starr; Ken Stabler and Joe Namath, and Richard Todd. Alabama has greats in other positions though! (great LB’s) You wait until Saban’s recruits all get there though!

  8. jc1958coo says: Jan 31, 2011 10:06 AM

    if he isn’t that good why is it a story! he needs a media day like other QB!

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