Defensive Line Suffers Another Blow
CLEMSON, SC -- The defensive line is even thinner after reserve defensive end Marcus Lewis suffered a torn ACL in practice last Friday. Lewis, a red-shirt freshman, was examined by team surgeon Dr. Larry Bowman on Monday. He will have surgery in January and should return in August, according to sports information director Tim Bourret.
Lewis entered the year as the backup to Terry Bryant. Khaleed Vaughn, another red-shirt freshman, emerged as Byrant's backup, however, and Lewis played on special teams during the final two games after playing in a reserve capacity during the first nine games.
With the injury to Nick Eason and Lewis, the Tigers now have just three defensive ends that played this season - Bryant McNeal, Terry Bryant and Vaughn - able to play against Virginia Tech.