NFL hopeful Chad Kelly just can’t catch a break leading up to this year’s draft.
The former Ole Miss quarterback had his first opportunity to put his talents on display for scouts taken away when he was abruptly uninvited from the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.
Kelly then had a chance to wow the talent evaluators at the Rebels Pro Day, but the workout was cut short due to injury.
Now, Kelly has undergone surgery on his throwing hand and will be unable to throw for three months.
According to USA TODAY’s Tom Pelissero, Kelly had surgery on Monday to repair a ruptured ligament between two bones in his wrist.
“He’s had a rough go at it,” Kelly’s agent Duray Oubre told USA TODAY. “But the last thing Dr. Andrews told me is the good thing is they were able to deal with Chad when everything was fresh, and based on what he dealt with with the surgery and his hand specialist that works with him, he anticipates a full recovery.”
During his career at Ole Miss, Kelly threw for 6,858 yards, 50 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. The 6-foot-1 signal-caller began his career with the Clemson Tigers in 2013.
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