Clemson DB breaks a bone in his hand
|2015-08-21 18:34:45.0- -||
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said after Friday's practice that freshman defensive back Mark FieldsMark Fields
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"Mark Fields broke a little bone in his hand," Swinney said. "He is probably going to have a cast on his hand for about four weeks or so."
Swinney doesn't think the injury will force a redshirt for Fields.
"Not right now but it could," Swinney said. "We know he could help us. He is going to be a special teams guy too. We are pretty good in the secondary, but he is a guy that we think can help us somewhere down the line as the season goes. But that is something we will evaluate as far as if we had any setbacks with the bone in his hand. We don't anticipate that. We feel like four weeks or so maybe we can get him out of that cast. Again we don't play for two more weeks, and you got a couple games then an open date. Then you are in October quickly. We only play three games before October, so we got a long way to go. It's a long season. Right now our decision was to play him. We will talk about it again Monday, but I don't foresee that changing."
Official Clemson Bio: Consensus top-150 national player ... U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection, the first person from his high school, to be selected, but did not play due to injury ... won the Fastest Man competition at The Opening ... ... No. 95 player and No. 9 defensive back in the nation and No. 4 player in North Carolina by 247 Sports ... No. 106 player and No. 14 defensive back in the nation and No. 3 player in North Carolina by Scout.com ... No. 113 player and No. 10 defensive back in the nation and No. 5 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... No. 163 player and No. 15 defensive back in the nation and No. 6 player in North Carolina by ESPN ... had 45 tackles, two interceptions and a recovered fumble as a senior ... had 32 tackles and three interceptions along with 105 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries and 160 yards on four punt returns, including a 65-yard return, as a junior ... teammate of fellow signee Van Smith ... coached by Miles Aldridge, who was linebackers coach under Clemson Head Coach Danny Ford in the 1980s ... recruited by Danny Pearman and Mike Reed ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... son of former Washington State and Carolina Panther linebacker Mark Fields, who was a first-round pick (No. 13 overall) of the 1995 draft by the New Orleans Saints; played in two Pro Bowls ... born Oct. 10, 1996.
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