Watkins says shoulder still not 100% healthy


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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – Clemson receiver Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
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said Saturday that he will be as healthy as he has been since the Wake Forest game when the Tigers play West Virginia in the Orange Bowl next Wednesday.

However, the freshman standout said he is still not 100 percent and hasn’t been since spraining the AC joint in his shoulder against the Demon Deacons.

Watkins told the media during an interview session on Saturday that he is still hurting.

“They [team doctors] weren’t thinking that it was really that bad, but I know how I feel,” Watkins said. “My shoulder is still messed up right now. I’m going to have it checked out at the end of the season. I’m just going to play through it. Good players play through their injuries.”

Watkins said that missing the N.C. State game the next week really didn’t improve the shoulder, and he was still hurting when the Tigers played against arch-rival South Carolina. He said that was the reason he was one-handing the ball in pre-game warm-ups against the Gamecocks and struggled in the game.

“I stayed out the NC State game. I couldn’t play,” Watkins said. “It was a hype game against South Carolina, and I played hurt. I was at 50% or less than 50% against South Carolina. I just wanted to get out there and play. That was my first time playing against them. “

He is still feeling pain.

“It’s healing up and getting better, but even in practice if I do the wrong the thing or the wrong motion or try to swipe, it will lock up or go down,” he said. “I think I just have to get the strength up. It’s the right AC Joint. I can walk around. It’s when I do actual hitting hard or full motion, that’s when it starts hurting. I just have to get strength on it. Everything else is fine. It doesn’t hurt when I move it, just when I push a defensive back out of the way."

Watkins said he feels like he will be about “85%” for the Orange Bowl.

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Front Page Story: Watkins says shoulder still not 100% healthy
B-Meist®
praying this doesnt turn into a long term injury like Korn***
johnccalhoun®
They told him he was fine too...***
CM Shack
this type of injury is far worse for a QB but yes, i agree***
ArmyRanger28®
Any doctors on here who can provide some insight?
deleted
my professional opinion
deadsolidperfect®
Re: Any doctors on here who can provide some insight?
juristiger
Re: Any doctors on here who can provide some insight?
Dahamp2003
I'm not a DR, but did stay at a Holiday inn express and
Bryanttiger®
Agree 100% with the labrum theory. I have had 2 repairs on
CUindahouse
They've done studies, you know?
Filo Betto
He just needs to put some 'Tussin on it.***
Filo Betto
Why is this a reoccurring theme with CU's medical staff?***
leftneck
There is nothing reocurring other than players get injured
cha2ga®
Re: There is nothing reocurring other than players get injured
TIGERMAN1944
Do you REALLY think we hire a bunch of Quacks
cha2ga®
Re: Do you REALLY think we hire a bunch of Quacks
TIGERMAN1944
Bowman's group did my ACL reconstruction and they are
tiger5by5®
Are you a division 1 Football player?***
CM Shack
Sure seems that way...***
CM Shack
Re: Sure seems that way...***
Dahamp2003
spiller's toe? James Davis's shoulder? just to point out a
fowlerj43
Re: spiller's toe? James Davis's shoulder? just to point out a
cutiger250®
It astonishes me that even though Clemson doesn't have
tigrjm76®
James needed surgery in 06...got it in 09...nuff said...***
CM Shack
it was his decision...enougbh said***
cutiger250®
Based off of bad advice OUR doctors gave him...Think it is
CM Shack
Charlie's shoulder, Quan's knee,Cullen's shoulder, DMac's
CM Shack
Did you really just say "Ask Daquan"? Ask him how he went
CM Shack
A Dr. cannot "give you" a degenerative knee...
tigertomw
No..His knee degenerated due to lack of proper medical
CM Shack
I doubt it is a recurring theme...
cutiger250®
What do you call it? A series of misdiagnosis?***
CM Shack
injuries in football is a recurring theme in...
deadsolidperfect®
Re: injuries in football is a recurring theme in...
74paws
i shouldn't, but i did...
deadsolidperfect®
LOL or in all of football***
josephg®
He needs to
cha2ga®
we need to start working with a different medical team
fowlerj43
Re: we need to start working with a different medical team
74paws
Re: Front Page Story: Watkins says shoulder still not 100% healthy
rundahill
but still 35% better than his opponents.
ClemsonTiger1988®
I wonder if he can get a medical redshirt?
DefensiveTackleU
"just hurts when I push a DB out of the way" lol***
camcgee®
Re: "just hurts when I push a DB out of the way" lol***
CUalum79ALLn65®
I know i shouldve already learned my lesson by now, but...
ArmyRanger28®
Why do you "show your cards"?
jsams22®
There seems to be much overreaction to this above. Sammy
josephg®
I believe that Dabo said...
tigertomw
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