Timothy not likely to start against Auburn


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Pos: OT   Height: 6-6   Weight: 310   Hometown: Middletown, DE (Middletown HS)  
Years Played: 2010 - 2013

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday that he doesn't expect right tackle Gifford TimothyGifford Timothy
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to start for the opener against Auburn. However, he could play in the game at some point.

Timothy suffered a torn meniscus in practice last week, and had surgery at the end of the week to repair the tear.

"I don't see him being able to get back in a position where he's ready to start," Swinney said. "I'm hopeful that we can get him ready. He's just missing too much time, but I'm encouraged by where he is right now."

Swinney said Joe GoreJoe Gore
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or Shaq AnthonyShaq Anthony
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Williamston, SC

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could replace Timothy, but center Dalton FreemanDalton Freeman
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Pelion, SC

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could also move outside if needed.

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