The Clemson Tigers will be without star QB Deshaun Watson for their bowl game against Oklahoma.
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The #18 Clemson Tigers made it to bowl eligibility but will be without the QB that helped them get there.
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson will reportedly undergo surgery on Friday to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the Tigers’ bowl game, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said the Tigers’ star freshman QB played with the injury in the team’s 35-17 upset win over bitter rival South Carolina on November 29th. Swinney said then that Watson would be available to play in Clemson’s Russell Athletic Bowl appearance on December 29 against the Oklahoma Sooners. However, Swinney said an operation would give Watson a jump-start on rehab if surgery was immediately necessary.
Watson missed four games with injuries this fall. He led the team with 14 passing TDs and 5 rushing TDs with only two INTs, and completed over 67% of his passes.