Swinney updates Watson's injury status on Sunday night

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Watson left the game against Syracuse

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney spoke to reporters during his weekly teleconference on Sunday night and shared injury news on star quarterback Deshaun Watson.

"He looked good today," Swinney said. "We will get him some treatment today [bruised shoulder] and tomorrow and get him back in practice in the early part of the week."

Swinney also shared that no MRI is expected for Watson on his right shoulder.

"I think they have already checked everything," Swinney said. "Just a matter of him getting back in there and rolling. He was ready to go in the second half, but fortunately, we were able to hold him."

"He was ready if we needed him," Swinney said during postgame of Clemson's 54-0 rout of Syracuse. "Great to see Nick play and play well. He didn't play because it was 30-0 at halftime and we had control of the game. We played 85 guys today and it's a great reward for those to get a chance to go and play."

Watson had an impressive 13-yard run late in the second quarter against Syracuse. However, he stayed in one more play, and then Watson left the game holding his shoulder. He finished the game with 13-for-16 passing for 169 yards and two passing touchdowns while also having seven rushes for 39 yards and a rushing score. He said that he had ice on his shoulder for precautionary measures after he left the game but felt no pain.

For the season, Watson is 204-for-317 for 2497 yards with 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has 8067 passing yards with 73 passing touchdowns and 25 interceptions at Clemson.

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