Clemson receiver suffers leg injury Monday

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Rodgers had 55 receptions last season
Rodgers had 55 receptions last season

Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers was carried off the field with a leg injury during Monday's practice, and there are concerns that it is some type of ACL injury.

TigerNet has learned that the team is awaiting the results of an MRI, and a source close to the situation declined to comment on Monday night and said he would defer all comments to head coach Dabo Swinney.

Update: The MRI confirmed a torn ACL injury

Rodgers was an honorable mention All-ACC performer as an all-purpose selection, an All-ACC Academic selection and ranked second on the team in receptions with 55, tallying 575 yards and four touchdowns in 565 snaps in 15 games (all starts). He also returned 39 punts an average of 7.7 yards with one touchdown.

He caught team-high five passes for 73 yards at Texas A&M and recorded career-high six receptions, gaining 60 yards, at Georgia Tech. Rodgers had his best game of the season in Clemson's win at Florida St., when he earned co-offensive player of the game honors after posting career highs in receiving yards (156) and receiving touchdowns (two) on six receptions. He had touchdown receptions of 58 and 68 yards against the Seminoles and became the first Clemson player to catch two touchdowns of 50-plus yards in a single game since Artavis Scott against South Carolina in 2014, becoming the first Clemson player since 1950 to accomplish the feat on the road.

Swinney told the media Monday night that the three freshman receivers - Joseph Ngata, Frank Ladson, and Brannon Spector are all making an early impression.

*He is just big and strong and plays fast," Swinney said of Ngata. "Great ball skills. Very sudden and twitchy. He is just a ready guy, a guy that gets it, He and Frank. Incredibly talented young players that are as ready as anybody we've ever had come in here. We haven't had many guys show up ready, but those two guys, they are as close to ready as freshmen as you can have. And Speck (Brannon Spector) ain't far enough. He had to play some defense, too, so he is becoming a one-way player, but man he is really talented.

Rodgers says he will be back better than ever via his Twitter account:


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