QB Chad Kelly has surgery on wrist, can't throw for 3 months
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 12, 2017,
Apr 12, 2017, 3:14
Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Kelly was suffering from an acute rupture of a ligament between two bones in his wrist, requiring surgery. He won't be able to throw for three months because of that surgery.
Kelly wasn't at the NFL Combine. He has his fans in the draft media, however. He will not be able to throw for three months, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camps in July.
This month's workouts were considered crucial for Kelly as he aimed to show he is recovering from his second major knee surgery. He had to end his throwing session early during last Monday's Ole Miss Pro Day because of the injury. He had planned to hold another pro day on April 22 so that he could perform a full workout for National Football League teams.
Kelly wasn't invited to the National Football League combine because of an National Football League conduct policy.
Kelly could be entering Tyler Bray territory, a talented college quarterback with questions that falls in the draft.
Based on his junior season at Ole Miss, with an SEC-leading 4,042 passing yards and 31 touchdowns through the air, even with some past off-field concerns, Chad Kelly could be a first-round pick.
Others clubs to express interest include Kansas City, Miami, Cincinnati and Buffalo, where Kelly's uncle, Jim Kelly, became a Hall of Fame quarterback.
Kelly tore the ACL in his right knee on November 5 to shorten his final college season to nine games.