Florida State's Ponder to miss Wake Forest game

BY foxsports • November 8, 2009

Ponder injured the shoulder of his throwing arm while making a tackle in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 40-24 loss to Clemson. Florida State is 4-5.

Redshirt freshman E.J. Manuel is expected to replace Ponder and would be making his first career start. Manuel has played in two games this season, completing 1 of 2 passes for 4 yards.

FSU director of sports medicine Randy Oravetz said Sunday that Ponder will have the shoulder examined Monday.