Getting A Break
|Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:35 AM- -|
Getting A Break
They say bad things happen in threes. Maybe the offensive personnel at Clemson forgot that saying. So far 10 players on offense have had significant injuries on Clemson's offense. The most significant is freshman sensation quarterback
Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson The Tigers entered the season with depth at running back despite
Tyshon DyeTyshon Dye
#4 6-3, 204
View Full Profile who broke a bone in his hand. After his surgery, Watson is out and at this point the medical staff is not sure when he will return but the Georgia Tech game is the target date.
RS Fr. Running Back
#23 5-11, 214
View Full Profile 's achilles injury. Now two backs are out for the season with Zac BrooksZac Brooks
Jr. Running Back
#24 6-1, 199
View Full Profile ' foot injury and the news of Adam ChoiceAdam Choice
Fr. Running Back
#26 5-10, 211
View Full Profile 's torn ACL from Saturday.
They say bad things happen in threes. Maybe the offensive personnel at Clemson forgot that saying.
So far 10 players on offense have had significant injuries on Clemson's offense.
The most significant is freshman sensation quarterback
Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
The Tigers entered the season with depth at running back despite
Tyshon DyeTyshon Dye
Coming into the season the most promising wide receiver was
Charone PeakeCharone Peake
RS Jr. Wide Receiver
#19 6-3, 204
View Full Profile , who was coming off of an ACL surgery and had a meniscus surgery in August. Peake played some early but has not seen the field in the last four weeks due to complications and swelling in that knee. His status will be updated this week.
At tight end the season got off to a bad start when
Sam CooperSam Cooper
RS Sr. Tight End
#86 6-6, 250
View Full Profile broke a bone in his leg during pre-game warm ups in Athens. Cooper has since returned, but Jordan LeggettJordan Leggett
So. Tight End
#16 6-5, 251
View Full Profile suffered a knee injury Saturday in Chestnut Hill and will miss the next few weeks.
On the offensive line starting center
Jay GuillermoJay Guillermo
RS So. Center
#57 6-3, 314
View Full Profile is out with a hamstring injury and Joe GoreJoe Gore
RS Jr. Offensive Tackle
#73 6-5, 283
Lake Waccamaw, NC
View Full Profile missed the last three games after appendectomy surgery. Reserve tackle Oliver JonesOliver Jones
RS So. Offensive Tackle
#65 6-5, 313
Ninety Six, SC
View Full Profile is out for the season with a torn ACL as well.
Other personnel issues have also taken a couple of potential contributors away from the program. Offensive tackle
Shaq AnthonyShaq Anthony
Offensive Tackle (2011 - 2014)
#76 6-4, 276
View Full Profile transferred out of the program in August and reserve running back Kurt FlemingKurt Fleming
Fr. Running Back
#40 6-0, 233
View Full Profile left the program last week.
The defense has had injuries to players like
Travis BlanksTravis Blanks
#11 6-0, 210
View Full Profile , who is out for the season with a knee injury. Also, Martin JenkinsMartin Jenkins
RS Sr. Cornerback
#14 5-9, 185
View Full Profile and Tony StewardTony Steward
#7 6-1, 236
View Full Profile have missed time on defense with injuries, but the defense has more depth and has not lost the numbers of the offense.
The staff has done a good job of working around the 10 offensive injuries but it does make their job more difficult. The offensive line has seen a couple of guys play several positions.
Reid WebsterReid Webster
RS Sr. Offensive Tackle
#77 6-3, 300
View Full Profile and Kalon DavisKalon Davis
RS Sr. Offensive Guard
#67 6-5, 340
View Full Profile have been very versatile on the offensive line. Mike WilliamsMike Williams
So. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 208
View Full Profile , Artavis ScottArtavis Scott
Fr. Wide Receiver
#3 5-11, 190
View Full Profile and Germone HopperGermone Hopper
RS So. Wide Receiver
#5 6-0, 175
View Full Profile have helped pick up where Peake left off. The Tigers do have depth at tight end but will miss Leggett, and Dye may be back soon to take Choice's reps.
The one injury that affects the offense core than any other is obviously Watson's. He is the best player on offense and he completely changes the offensive line. At this point, the Tigers have survived the last two weeks by winning with defense. That may be the formula until Watson gets back. Hopefully that will happen for Georgia Tech.
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#98 6-2, 310
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Offensive Line (2012 - 2013)
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RS Sr. Defensive End
#9 6-4, 273
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#18 6-4, 231
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