UNIVERSITY PARK -- SMU quarterback Kyle Padron took it easy on his left ankle during practice in chilly conditions inside Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Tuesday morning. Padron was able to move around and said the swelling is going down. He and coach June Jones don't expect the ankle to be a problem in Saturday's Conference USA championship game against Central Florida.
He injured the ankle in the third quarter of SMU's 45-38 overtime win at East Carolina, but played through it. He smiled when asked how much the ankle swelled up after the game.
"I feel like a weatherman trying to give you the size," Padron joked, when asked if it was golf ball, soft ball or grapefruit size. "It was pretty big. But it's gone down. It's been getting better every day and I've been getting treatment on it. I think by Saturday I'll be about 95 to 100 percent."
Padron, who said the ankle has a dull pain to it, jogged before practice and felt OK. He was also riding a stationary bike some while his teammates ran sprints to finish the workout.
Padron, a sophomore, set the school single-season record with 3,306 yards passing and 32 TDs (28 pass and four rushing).