If Florida State had a game this weekend, there’s a fairly decent chance that their starting quarterback would be unavailable. Fortunately for the surging Seminoles, they have a most fortuitous bye week scheduled.
Christian Ponder suffered an injury to the bursa sac in his right (throwing) elbow during the first half of FSU’s close-call win over Boston College. He visited a specialist on Monday, and was deemed to have not suffered any more extensive damage to the elbow than what was already known.
For the time being, Ponder will be held of practice, with the player pointing toward Saturday as the goal for an attempted return.
And what of FSU’s next game a week from Thursday against North Carolina State?
“I’m going,” the senior said.
That would certainly qualify as good news for the ‘Noles as a win against the Wolfpack would put them in complete control of the ACC’s Atlantic Division; FSU currently stands atop the division at 4-0, while NC State is alone in second place at 2-1.