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SDSU's Kaehler has his arm back

After missing spring ball, Quinn Kaehler is back on the field taking snaps for the Aztecs after elbow surgery.

 Quinn Kaehler #18 of the San Diego State Aztecs throws against the UNLV Rebels on November 30, 2013
Quinn Kaehler #18 of the San Diego State Aztecs throws against the UNLV Rebels on November 30, 2013
Ethan Miller

San Diego State quarterback Quinn Kaehler who passed for just over 3,000 yards last season, is back in the pocket. Kaehler had surgery in Dec. 2013 on his elbow which had started to bother him.

At the beginning of spring training back in February he started to take some snaps; however, he was immediately called off by doctors urging him to rest his arm. This caused Kaehler to miss spring camp, something he was not happy about.

"I probably started doing too much in the beginning," Kaehler said per UT San Diego. "I pushed it a little bit and that's when the muscles in there didn't have enough time to heal back up."

Last week, Kaehler starting taking 10 yard snaps after getting clearance to throw. He estimates his current health at 70 percent, even though he wants to be at 100 percent by May so he can take part in 7 on 7 drills over the summer.

Even though he missed spring ball, head coach Rocky Long is confident Kaehler is still his starter.

"Our starting quarterback is still Quinn Kaehler," Long said in a press conference at the end of spring camp.

Excellent news for the Aztecs since they do not want a potential repeat of last season where their quarterback position was less than ideal at the start of the season.