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Chad Kelly can’t throw for three months after Monday wrist surgery

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Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly’s past off-field transgressions kept him from taking part in the Scouting Combine and an attempt to show off his skills at a pro day were thwarted by a right wrist injury that forced an early end to the workout.

Kelly was scheduled to throw again for NFL teams on April 22, but that’s not going to happen either. Kelly’s agent told Tom Pelissero of USA Today that Dr. James Andrews performed surgery on Kelly’s wrist on Monday after discovering a ruptured ligament.

There’s confidence that Kelly will be healthy when teams start training camp this summer, but won’t be able to throw for three months.

Kelly was coming off a torn ACL he suffered during the 2016 season and the confluence of issues keeping him from working out this offseason won’t do much to help him find a place to start his professional career.

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13 Responses to “Chad Kelly can’t throw for three months after Monday wrist surgery”
  1. corkspop says: Apr 11, 2017 10:25 AM

    Bills will work him out this summer as a courtesy, but he won’t be on an NFL roster this year.

  2. phinsfankent says: Apr 11, 2017 10:33 AM

    There’s also that issue that he’s no good even when healthy…

  3. bassplucker says: Apr 11, 2017 10:39 AM

    Holy bad timing, Batman. Looks like he’s heading into undrafted free agent territory but that may be for the best.

  4. mclennon99 says: Apr 11, 2017 10:41 AM

    Right before the draft? Not good, Chad….not good!

  5. waynefontesismyfather says: Apr 11, 2017 10:59 AM

    Might as well start polishing those windpipes to be an Ole Miss radio analyst for the rest of his life, no pro QB in this guy’s future.

  6. joetoronto says: Apr 11, 2017 11:04 AM

    He’s just carrying on the losing tradition of his Uncle.

  7. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 11, 2017 11:19 AM

    Injuries, off-the-field problems, marginal NFL prospect….he probably will be undrafted and I’m guessing many teams won’t bother with him given the aforementioned items. He may get labeled as injury-prone, fair or not, and some teams may not think it’s worth the investment of time and money and look elsewhere. He might go the CFL route which probably wouldn’t be a bad thing for him. I think he could succeed in the CFL but not sure if he would in the NFL.

  8. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Apr 11, 2017 11:26 AM

    He beat the mighty Bama once and came really close the second time around. Even Dak Prescott couldn’t manage that. He will get a shot with some team.

  9. chippys lost binky says: Apr 11, 2017 11:59 AM

    Good news for miami, now they can feel comfortable they won’t have to trade up in the first round to get him

  10. eazeback says: Apr 11, 2017 12:01 PM

    lets get him in the 7th jerry

  11. jayhawk6 says: Apr 11, 2017 1:06 PM

    He might be this year’s version of Vontaze Burflict.

  12. greenman660 says: Apr 11, 2017 1:29 PM

    Kevin Colbert, please take a chance in Rd 5

  13. ontherocks1964 says: Apr 11, 2017 1:35 PM

    If I were an NFL GM, I wouldn’t draft him but based on his numbers from the full season in 2015 I think you have to at least give him a look as FA signing to see what he can do in August, and then maybe tuck him away on the practice team or cut him outright.

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