Padron has not practiced in over a month. Last week coach June Jones said he thought his backup quarterback would be able to practice this week, but it turns out Padron has not been given the OK by doctors.
Because Padron only played a few snaps this season (started against Texas A&M and was taken out in the first quarter; and he took some snaps against UTEP and Northwestern State) and hasn't had a redshirt season, he will be eligible to apply for a medical hardship, which, if granted, would give him an extra year on the team.
Padron is currently a junior.
If he does get a medical redshirt, SMU will have six quarterbacks eligible to compete for a job in 2013 in Padron, Stephen Kaiser, Conner Preston, Garrett Gilbert, 2012 commit Neal Burcham and '13 commit Eddie Printz.
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