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Ponder undergoes procedure, misses Monday practice

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ChristianPondersufferedaseason-endinginjurylastseasoninthesecondhalfatClemson.WithFSU's2010matchupagainsttheTigersjustdaysaway,Ponder'sstatusisagaininquestion.
The'Noles'seniorquarterbackre-injuredthebursasacofhisthrowingarminthefirstquarterofSaturday'sgameagainstNorthCarolina.HemissedMonday'spracticeandhisstatusfortherestoftheweekisday-to-day.
"Hewenttothedoctorandtheytooksomefluidoffofit,"FishersaidofPonder'selbowafterMonday'spractice."He'llbedaytoday,wemayresthimforadayorsoandplayitaswedidacoupleweeksago.
"Idoubthe'llpracticetomorrowbuthecould.We'llhavetowaitanevaluatehim."
DespitesufferingtheinjuryinthefirsthalfofSaturday'sloss,FSU'sseniorleaderwasabletofinishthegameandpostedexcellentnumbers-24-of-34completionsfor264yardsandthreeTDs.
ThelasttimePonderinjuredhisbursasacagainstBostonCollege,hesatoutthenextthreepracticesbutwasabletoplaybecauseFSUhadabyeweek.Thistimearound,Ponderdoesnothavetheluxuryofhavingextratimeftorecover.WhetherornothewillplayonSaturdayisstilluncertainbutFisherisoptimisticthathisseniorsignal-callerwillbeabletotoughitout.
"Idon'tknowhowsevereitis,"saidFisher,whotoldthepresshedidn'tknowabouttheinjuryuntilSunday."Ifthefluidstaysoffhe'llpractice,ifnotwe'llgivehimaday…Knowinghim,he'llcomeouthereandpracticeanddoit.ItwouldnotshockmetoseehimatpracticetomorrowbutitwouldnotshockmeifIheldhimout."
WithPondermissingMonday'spractice,sophomoreE.J.Manueltookallthesnapswiththefirstteaminpractice.Lastyear,Manuelwas3-1asastarter,includinganMVPperformanceagainstWestVirginiaintheGatorBowl.
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