Colt McCoy says recovery `really coming along'

Colt McCoy says recovery `really coming along'

Published Feb. 15, 2010 6:41 p.m. ET

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 Indianapolis.

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.