Originally posted by miked1978:Originally posted by Rathman_44:
Nov 30, 2008 - Back injury (which he hid from FSU coaches)
Nov 8, 2009 - Right shoulder seperation (cost him the season)
Oct 17, 2010 - Right Elbow injury (ruptured bursa sac) injury hampered him through outthe rest of the year even causing him to miss the ACC title game. (Which they lost)
Dec 31, 2010 - Concussion (missed the rest of the bowl game)
In summary - He is a right handed QB with a history of Right arm issues. Not to mention that he missed time due to a concussion, arguably the most common QB injury in the pros.
Christian Ponder is not the answer.
2008 back injury is BS. He played the entire season.
The rest of his injuries/ besides the concussion, is a result of him not taking time off to heal. Yes he injured his elbow but it lingered throughout the rest of the year until it finally became swollen and forced him to miss.
Injuries are a concern but Ponder is no puss. He'll play until you take him off the field. He even tried to play in the Bowl game this past year.
I don't think anyone is trying to call him a puss. I certainly wasn't. I'm just trying to say that those are some pretty significant injuries for a QB people are projecting as a 2nd round pick. I'd be ok with a 3rd rounder, or trading back up into the mid to late 2nd.