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February 25, 2011

Alabama QB McElroy wearing a cast

Former Southlake quarterback Greg McElroy is wearing a black cast on his throwing hand. McElroy said it finally was determined that he fractured the second metacarpal in his throwing hand during the Senior Bowl.

“The new bone is starting to come in,” McElroy said. “It’s a little tender right now. There’s been a lot of use on it the last couple of days. But I feel good.”

McElroy, who said he will run at the combine, measured 6-1 ¾ and weighed 213. Scouts want to see him throw, but it will be a while. He said he doubts he’ll be able to start throwing next week.

Alabama’s Pro Day is March 9, so it is more likely McElroy will throw for scouts March 24 in a specially scheduled workout.

“It's driving me nuts, watching these guys getting better, and I’m kind of sitting here on the sideline,” said McElroy, who was the starting quarterback for Alabama’s national title in 2009. “I’m going to do everything I can, and hopefully I get the cast off on Monday and be ready to go start training.”

-- Charean Williams

 

 

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