Parker to have surgery

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Pos: LB   Height: 6-1   Weight: 235   Hometown: Port Royal, SC (Beaufort HS)  
Years Played: 2010 - 2012

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney said after practice on Monday that junior linebacker Justin ParkerJustin Parker
Jr. Linebacker
#8 6-1, 225
Port Royal, SC

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will have surgery Wednesday in Charleston to correct a groin issue called osteitis pubis.

Parker has already agreed to red-shirt this season and fully heal the injury. Swinney said last week they are very high on Parker and think he can be a contributor for the team next season.

"He was a guy that we were really excited about this spring," said Swinney. "So kind of like we did with Kourtnei BrownKourtnei Brown
Defensive End
#90 6-6, 255
Charlotte, NC

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, we are going to steal a year back. It’s something that he wants to do. He just can’t go full speed. He can’t compete and if you can’t compete you can’t get on the field. We don’t want to waste a year.”

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