Colt McCoy says recovery `really coming along’

Colt McCoy says he’s throwing 40-50 balls a day in an intense

rehabilitation program that he hopes will have him ready to fully

participate in the NFL draft combine that begins next week.

McCoy says the nerve injury in his right shoulder is “really

coming along” and is close to being 100 percent. The former Texas

quarterback says it will be up to his doctors if he will throw at

the combine, but that he will do everything he is able to do in


On Monday night, McCcoy was recognized with the Davey O’Brien

Award as the nation’s top quarterback.

In the BCS championship game Jan. 7 against Alabama, McCoy took

a hard tackle on the Longhorns’ fifth offensive play. That pinched

a nerve and caused his throwing arm to go numb, and he didn’t

return to the game that Texas lost.