Nov. 8, 2009
TALLAHASEE, Fla. – Florida State junior quarterback Christian Ponder suffered a right shoulder separation while making a tackle in the fourth quarter at Clemson, which will sideline him for Saturday’s game at Wake Forest.
According to FSU director of sports medicine Randy Oravetz, Ponder will have his throwing shoulder examined Monday, which will include an X-ray and additional tests. The results of that examination will determine the course of his rehabilitation.
Ponder was injured when he tackled Clemson safety DeAndre McDaniel along the sideline following an interception. Redshirt freshman E.J. Manuel is expected to make his first career start at Wake Forest on Saturday.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Sunday that the FSU-Wake Forest game will kick off at 12 noon and televised by ESPNU.