Ponder was not practicing at the start of practice today.Word is the swelling has gone down considerably. We'll continue to monitor this. To recap: -Ponder had a more advanced procedure to drain the elbow on Monday than he had undergone in recent weeks. -Before NC State with the less invasive procedure he had 11 days to recover. -Before UNC with he less invasive he had 8 days to recover. -Now before Clemson with the more invasive procedure he has only 6 days to recover. With a more invasive procedure and less recovery time you can see how he might miss the Clemson game. I do not expect him to miss the season as some thought yesterday.