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Chad Kelly undergoes wrist surgery, won't throw for 3 months

Chad Kelly has encountered another setback in his path to the NFL draft.

The Ole Miss QB underwent surgery on Monday to repair a ruptured ligament between two bones in his wrist, Kelly's agent, Duray Oubre, told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. USA TODAY's Tom Pelissero first reported the news.

Kelly won't be able to throw for three months, per Rapoport.

Kelly, the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly, cut his pro-day workout short last week, saying after the workout that he aggravated a wrist injury. He had planned to hold another pro day on April 22 so that he could perform a full workout for NFL teams.

Obviously, this is a big blow to the QB, as evaluators won't get a chance to see him throw before the draft (April 27-29 in Philaelphia). He wasn't invited to the NFL Scouting Combine due to an NFL conduct policy, and is coming off a torn ACL he suffered last season. analyst Daniel Jeremiah projected Kelly as a seventh-round pick after he sustained the knee injury.

With the combination of concerns about Kelly -- from decision making on the field, to character, to his health -- he's failed to pick up any momentum during the draft process.

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