Over three games this season, Kelly has completed 42 of his 68 pass attempts for 625 yards and six touchdowns with zero interceptions. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior threw for 3,635 yards and 28 touchdowns with 12 interceptions last season.
"The doctors are doing a great job and I'm just doing as much rehab as I possibly can to get things moving as fast as possible,'' Kelly said.
Sun Devils coach Todd Graham has also said Kelly could play in the Stanford game but said Thursday that the team was "just easing him back a little bit, just to kind of see how it goes," according to the report.
Kelly practiced Thursday for the first time since suffering a right foot injury in a Sept. 13 win over Colorado.
With Kelly out, redshirt junior Mike Bercovici has passed for nearly 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns with two interceptions over two games as the Sun Devils fell to UCLA but beat USC on a Hail Mary pass as time expired.
Arizona State (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12) is ranked 20th in the latest Associated Press poll.
- Chris Johnson