Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder underwent at least three surgeries on his right (throwing) arm over the course of his final two years in college. A bursa sac in his elbow repeatedly burst late in the 2010 season, and he was unable to finish the Seminoles’ Chick-fil-A Bowl game against South Carolina.
NFL teams are taking Ponder’s injuries seriously.
According to Rich Campbell of the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, Ponder revealed at the Scouting Combine Friday that he spent three hours under an MRI machine in Indianapolis.
Ponder, who also separated his throwing shoulder on a tackle attempt as a junior, left Florida State with a 22-12 record, 61.8 completion rate, and 49:30 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He was also the MVP of the Senior Bowl game.
Ponder is projected as a second-day pick in a deep class for quarterbacks.