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Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy breaks throwing hand

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

    @stairwayto7

    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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