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Freshman linebacker Tony Steward suffers torn ACL


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Clemson, SC—Clemson freshman linebacker Tony StewardTony Steward
Fr. Linebacker
#7 6-1, 245
Hastings, FL

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suffered a torn ACL during practice on Tuesday and will be lost for the remainder of the 2011 season. Steward suffered the injury during a special teams drill.

Steward had played in five of the first seven games for the 7-0 Tigers and had five tackles and a pass deflection in 36 defensive plays. Steward was a first-team USA Today All-America linebacker out of Pedro Menendez High School in Hastings, FL.

“Tony suffered the injury while back-peddling in practice on a punt drill on Tuesday,” said Clemson Head Coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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. “It is not the same knee he injured in high school (also a torn ACL). He will rehab and be ready to go in the summer. He is a hard worker and I know will be ready for next year.

“We plan to apply for a medical hardship to get the year back. We realize it will take a special waiver to have that granted by the NCAA.”

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Front Page Story: Clemson Linebacker Tony Steward Suffers Torn ACL
B-Meist®
Crrraaaaaaaappp.
Das Tiger
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wcheaton777
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tigermaven
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allorangeallthetime52®
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nothinman72
that sucks.***
KNIGHTIGER
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JDTigerB®
Crap. And the week was going wo well. Get well, Tony.***
Ridgeland Booster
My first 2 thoughts as well.***
clover65®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson Linebacker Tony Steward Suffers Torn ACL
TigerFanClint
Medical Redshirt?
ALL IN Tiger 888
Probably not.....
1983Grad®
that's why he said it will take a special waiver***
tiger_swimmer®
I always appreciate your insight on things***
ChasTiger26®
i mean, it's like nobody reads beyond the Subject line anymore.***
tiger_swimmer®
think med redshirts are based on % of games played***
henry®
If we play 14 games then 5/14 is 35.7%. The limit is 30%
ahammett
Re: If we play 14 games then 5/14 is 35.7%. The limit is 30%
Dugatiger®
not the same knee***
tiger_swimmer®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson Linebacker Tony Steward Suffers Torn ACL
GATigerSC
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson Linebacker Tony Steward Suffers Torn ACL
charlestontiger1977®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson Linebacker Tony Steward Suffers Torn ACL
GATigerSC
Get well Tony!! We are going to need you BIG time next year!***
elwyn07®
Not the same knee he hurt before***
Crump®
Re: Not the same knee he hurt before***
palmettoson
Really hate that for this kid
CUTigerDave
How Much Has He Played This Year? ******
Mecklenburg Tiger
This sucks but at least he has not been integral to the D
Zeus
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GATigerSC
at least his knee will be from all the swelling***
AdamD021
I'm 37 and had 6 on one knee and 1 on the other.
Das Tiger
^^^not 40^^^^not a man***
ChapinTiger1®
PICK ON ME!!!!
Das Tiger
there goes our defense
AdamD021
Get well Tony!!! Swim,Swim,Swim******
tuckerj®
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tigertomw
I was hoping for a "Gotcha" until I saw B-Meist posted...
NavyTiger8810®
Not good, now he has 2 bad knees***
Bryanttiger®
No, now he will have 2 BETTER knees***
Motown
Yep ... Terry Allen says Hi ...***
apextiger®
Gawd I can still see that one run through the middle and
Das Tiger
Re: No, now he will have 2 BETTER knees***
allorangeallthetime52®
When you hurt one knee in FB, you usually
old Slac Tiger
Any sport really, but this is true. Me too.***
Das Tiger
oh my god***
ArmyRanger28®
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HALO Tiger®
dang! that sucks. get well and ready for next year Tony!***
gatecitytiger
Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
iTiger
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rundahill
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TigerAlum07
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CUvinny
Well crap that's just awful. I hate it for him.***
Completely Solid Orange®
It's been fun
DoggyDoc7
Re: It's been fun
tigerstripe777®
who you been watching?
brandon9
Hate to hear that, prays for a full and fast recovery!!*****
ReallyJoelShaw
Prayers****
ReallyJoelShaw
Does he have a good chance to get a medical red shirt?***
AFWtigerDline
Get well soon, Tony the Tiger.
CUTigerDstomp
Keep your chin up Tony! You'll be back stronger than ever!***
Tiger95
What a wasted year. Its too late to get a medical reshirt
AllTimeClemson
^^^^^^Clueless^^^^^^^^^
BELTONTIGER
dang it, that's bad! get well soon tony!***
sav82tiger
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summeyd®

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