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Clemson WR Ross out for 2020 with spine injury

Field Level Media
02 Jun 2020, 07:19 GMT+10

Standout Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross will not play for the Tigers in the fall because of a spinal injury that will require surgery.

Ross is expected to have a congenital fusion procedure in his neck and spine on Friday, according to Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney. His prognosis for returning to the Tigers program is unknown and his career could be in jeopardy.

Over his first two seasons with at Clemson, Ross started 14 of his 29 games played, catching 112 passes for 1,865 yards and 17 touchdowns. He burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2018, catching 46 passes, nine for touchdowns, and leading the Tigers with 1,000 receiving yards.

The Phenix City, Ala., native caught six passes for 153 yards and a TD in the national championship victory against Alabama to conclude the 2018 season.

If Ross is able to play again, speculation has centered around him skipping his final two years of eligibility after sitting out in 2020 and entering the NFL Draft.

"In January, Justyn will have a decision to make," Swinney told reporters.

--Field Level Media

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