No ACL tear for Watson, could return this season


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Watson has a sprained LCL and a bone bruise instead of a torn ACL.

CLEMSON, S.C. - Head Coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
Head Coach
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received good news from his medical staff Sunday night. Freshman quarterback Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
Fr. Quarterback
#4 6-3, 204
Gainesville, GA

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and senior offensive guard David BeasleyDavid Beasley
RS Sr. Offensive Guard
#68 6-4, 323
Columbus, GA

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do not have major injuries and could return this season.

Watson has a sprained LCL and a bone bruise, while Beasley was diagnosed with Patellar tendon inflammation. Both were injured in Clemson’s loss at Georgia Tech on Saturday. Watson went out in the first quarter with Clemson ahead 3-0.

“We received some great news tonight,” said Swinney. “Both players are not seriously injured, something we feared Saturday. They are listed day-to-day and their status will be evaluated later this week.”

Watson has started four games this year and has completed 79-118 passes for 1,197 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has completed 66.9 percent of his passes and has a 182.3 passing efficiency. The rating is second-best in the nation among quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts, trailing only Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.

His 10.14 yards per attempt is best in the nation given a minimum of 100 attempts. Watson is also second in the nation in passing efficiency on third down, completing 22-35 passes for 374 yards and four touchdowns for a 184.6 passing efficiency. He has been named ACC Rookie-of-the-Week three times as well.

Beasley is a senior who has been a starter most of the last three years and is a big reason Clemson has 39 wins the last four years, tied for the fifth-highest total in the nation.

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New Story: No ACL tear for Watson, could return this season
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scooter
It just might stop at 5***
henslecd
Before this board goes nuts.... WAIT!!!!
RU4GOD2®
"Could" be back....
theo042296
He will that's not a debilitating injury. It's on par with stoudts shoulder
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Re: He will that's not a debilitating injury. It's on par with stoudts shoulder
1988NC
Re: He will that's not a debilitating injury. It's on par with stoudts shoulder
1988NC
Do like Nirana at Reading: have him play the first series
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morris already drawing up Ga. State game plan that
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I really don't see a scenario outside of the miraculous
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IM GONNA CRY***
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Me too. Frankly, I pray for all college
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I started with 'Lord, we need this kid,' and ended with...
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Amazing how God respects prayer when it's in His name!
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Re: Amazing how God respects prayer when it's in His name!
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Re: Where are those TigerNet buds with the prayer idea?
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Whitehurst74®
there are THREE LEVELS for an LCL sprain. Doesn't say which
RU4GOD2®
Wonder which level Deshaun has?***
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freaking awesome!!!
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I guess they can take off the BREAKING news
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I'm all in!***
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Glory be..WeTOODeep again & bring on the Coots!
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This could be an ignorant statement...
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Wishful thinking coot!
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Amen and hallelujah!***
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Very glad. But that word "COULD" bothers me a bit!!!
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Hmmm.... LCL Sprain recovery time is...
theo042296
TCI screwed up
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great news, maybe ready for a bowl game . . . .
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Steve Spurrier just sharted and
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Did DW make Micky's prayer list yet?***
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Don't know, but it sure made mine!
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And the next best news...... the coots have left this site!***
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...and stole all our dumpers.***
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You wish ##########! Do you understand knees?
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1988NC
literally just ran out around my house screaming for joy
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Re: literally just ran out around my house screaming for joy
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I'm thinking back for a bowl game...
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Schussler is ticked about this
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Lord, it's a Miracle!***
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Brilliant Strategy in any case. We have Hope.***
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This season as in bowl game. No way he is ready in two weeks***
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So where did you go to college to be a doctor? UNC?***
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Re: New Story: No ACL tear for Watson, could return this season
CinTiger1
Come to the light...........
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Great news for Watson & team! Hopefully bad news for SCAR!***
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