Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder, who has been chosen for this year's Senior Bowl, has been throwing for two days and said he expects to be fully cleared on Sunday.
"From that day forward we'll go on a day-to-day basis and see how it feels," Ponder said of his throwing elbow on Thursday's Senior Bowl teleconference. "I guess it's going to be the doctor's call. If there's no risk of injury during the game, then I'll play."
Ponder said the surgery he had following the ACC championship game appeared to do the trick. It's still not clear if he'll play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, or how much he'll be able to weigh in on the decision.
"I don't know," he said. "Obviously I'd love to play. It's my last game in Garnet and Gold. But at the same time you have to balance the risk of injury. There's a lot to think about in that whole decision-making process."