Both Clemson starting DTs out of spring practice with injuries


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Both Clemson starting DTs out of spring practice with injuries

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced Wednesday that the top two defensive tackles on the current Clemson depth chart will miss spring practice due to injuries.

"Nyles Pinckney had to have surgery on his pec (pectoral muscle)," Swinney said. "He had a slight tear in his pec. He is out for the spring (practice), but we know Nyles can play. Nyles will come back this summer ready to go. He had an excellent year in his sophomore campaign."

Jordan Williams is the other defensive tackle out for spring.

"Jordan Williams was over there playing basketball a week or so ago, but he is having to have some type of screw put down in his leg," Swinney said. "He is going to be out for spring. And that was our two starters going in."

Swinney was optimistic that both veteran players will be ready to play this season once they get healthy.

"One is going to be a junior and the other a sophomore," Swinney said. "But the good news is both those guys got a ton of experience this year and really learned a lot. And obviously had a great model in front of them with those guys as to what we got to do. I think they will provide great leadership. So that is the good news. They will be alright."

Next man up is going to be Xavier Kelly.

"The bad news is they are not going to get any reps and all the reps are going to freshmen with the exception of Xavier Kelly."


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