Clemson starter to miss significant time with injury


by - Senior Writer -
    |
Williams will miss four to six weeks

CLEMSON - Clemson head coach Monte Lee announced Tuesday that starting catcher, Chris Williams will miss four to six weeks with a hand injury.

"He has, unfortunately, a hand injury," Clemson head coach Monte Lee said. "He hurt it on our intrasquad (game) on Sunday. He has a hand injury that is probably going to keep him out from what we think is about 4 to 6 weeks. That is a tough blow. Chris Williams is the first kid I signed at Clemson so he is a special, special kid to us."

Williams was expected to be the starting catcher and a middle of the order hitter for the Tigers.

He hit .245 last season with 34 runs, five doubles, one triple, eight homers, 38 RBIs, a .342 on-base percentage, 18 walks, 12 hit-by-pitches and two steals in 57 games (52 starts, including 39 at first base and 13 at third base). He was also a target for opposing pitchers - he tied for seventh in Tiger history in hit-by-pitches. He had 15 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games and hit .322 with four homers and 13 RBIs after the sixth inning. Wiliams had five homers and 19 RBIs in the last 15 games.

Send Feedback to David Hood: Email | Comment
    |
Loading...
Post your comments!

Former Clemson LB traded to Dolphins

ESPN analyst: Bryant 'will be better' than Watson

Dates set for 2018 Clemson-SC, Clemson-TAMU

Former Clemson WR signs with Roughriders

Don't want to get smacked by Wilkins? Don't score. Or play rock-paper-scissors

WATCH: Clemson is a complete football team

Wilkins: 'Don't score if you don't want to get me too excited'

WATCH: O'Daniel on his transition into playmaker role

WATCH: Hyatt seeing good things from O-line
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Updates
Daily Digest