Clemson DB suffers a torn ACL


by - Assoc. Editor -
Discuss on the Football Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Adrian Baker Photo
Pos: CB/WR   Height: 6-0   Weight: 180   Hometown: Hallandale, FL (Chaminade Madonna HS)  
Years Played: 2013 - 2016

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said before Wednesday's practice that defensive back Adrian Baker has suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the spring.

"Just like a lot of ACL injuries (it was) non-contact," Swinney said. "Just planted, doing one on one's. We already started that process of getting him back and we are all hopeful. The goal is some time in September to get him back with us. His attitude is good. You hate when young men have to deal with that type of adversity, but we got a long line of guys that we can point to, starting with Deshaun Watson, Charone Peake, Tony Steward, and so on and so on of guys that have dealt with the same thing. Hopefully, Adrian will attack his rehab like those guys and have the same type of success."

Swinney said that the goal for Baker is to get back sometime in September and Mark Fields is now first in line to start at cornerback opposite veteran Cordrea Tankersley.

Baker played in 12 games and had 13 tackles and two interceptions last season (FSU and SC). His crucial interception late in the first quarter in the red zone against Florida State turned the momentum of the contest towards the Tigers.

His injury could be a significant hit to the depth in the secondary with the early but predicted departure of Mackensie Alexander. Clemson safeties T.J. Green and Jayron Kearse also declared for the NFL draft.

Ryan Carter was moved to safety recently but may have to move back to cornerback to help restore experienced depth.

Swinney also said that defensive back Kaleb Chalmers is a little ding-up with a shoulder injury but should be back soon.

Adrian Baker

Comment on this story
Tags: Adrian Baker

Instate 2019 RB picks up Clemson offer
Instate 2019 RB picks up Clemson offer
LOOK: ESPN Headquarters features Clemson sign for winning CFB title
LOOK: ESPN Headquarters features Clemson sign for winning CFB title
WATCH: Saturday night skit with Clemson 'Hamberder' ending
WATCH: Saturday night skit with Clemson 'Hamberder' ending
Four Tigers listed on NFL.com's 2019 Mock Draft
Four Tigers listed on NFL.com's 2019 Mock Draft
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Football Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Post your comments!
LOOK: ESPN Headquarters features Clemson sign for winning CFB title
LOOK: ESPN Headquarters features Clemson sign for winning CFB title
Instate 2019 RB picks up Clemson offer
Instate 2019 RB picks up Clemson offer
Lady Tigers win fifth straight ACC game, longest streak since 2000
Lady Tigers win fifth straight ACC game, longest streak since 2000
Former Gamecock, dad of Bama LB launches salty anti-Clemson tirade
Former Gamecock, dad of Bama LB launches salty anti-Clemson tirade
Four Tigers listed on NFL.com's 2019 Mock Draft
Four Tigers listed on NFL.com's 2019 Mock Draft
WATCH: Saturday night skit with Clemson 'Hamberder' ending
WATCH: Saturday night skit with Clemson 'Hamberder' ending
Trevor Lawrence: Unshakable faith and team-first beliefs are his driving force
Trevor Lawrence: Unshakable faith and team-first beliefs are his driving force
Built to last: Swinney says his Tigers have staying power
Built to last: Swinney says his Tigers have staying power
Former Clemson LB gets high school jersey retired
Former Clemson LB gets high school jersey retired
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest