Christian Ponder listed as 'questionable'

Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder returned to practice on Thursday after missing three consecutive days after team doctors inserted a drain to help remove excess fluid from his right elbow related to his ruptured bursa sac.

“He did some,” coach Jimbo Fisher said, according to the team's practice report. “I didn’t want to take a chance, so we limited what he did. What we’re doing right now, he feels very good about. He took some reps and did some things but we limited what he did as far as numbers. I didn’t want the day after to be a bear. I think he’ll feel good. I really do.”

Ponder is listed as questionable on this week's injury report for Saturday's home game against Clemson. Sophomore quarterback E.J. Manuel still took the bulk of the practice reps Thursday. Fisher did say if Manuel was the starter Saturday that redshirt freshman Will Secord will be his backup.

“We haven’t changed a bit [with E.J. in there],” Fisher said. “We’re doing exactly the same thing we’ve been doing. “

Here is FSU's full injury report:


DT Moses McCray (knee)

LB A.J. Land (knee)

DT Cameron Erving (back)


OG Blake Snider (ankle)

C A.J. Ganguzza (back)

LS Chris Revell (wrist)

OG David Spurlock (head)

OG Bryan Stork (illness)

S Jajuan Harley (groin)

WR Jarred Haggins (hamstring)


QB Christian Ponder (elbow)

S Gerald Demps (head)

WR Cameron Wade (illness)