Clemson Football: Injury Report vs. Wake Forest 2019

CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 21: Defensive back Nafees Lyon #8 of the Charlotte 49ers breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Tee Higgins #5 of the Clemson Tigers in the end zone during the first quarter of their football game at Memorial Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)
CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 21: Defensive back Nafees Lyon #8 of the Charlotte 49ers breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Tee Higgins #5 of the Clemson Tigers in the end zone during the first quarter of their football game at Memorial Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images) /
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The Clemson football team will take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Saturday in Death Valley. Here’s our injury report heading into the game.

The Clemson football team will play host to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Saturday afternoon in Death Valley.

The game is scheduled to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. and will be the final conference matchup of the regular season for the Tigers. Of course, Clemson clinched the ACC Atlantic Division last weekend against NC State and will be playing in the ACC Championship game in a few weeks from now.

As we head into the matchup with Wake Forest, here’s a look at our injury report.

Injury Report vs. Wake Forest:

  • OL Blake Vinson (Out for season), Patella injury
  • LB Bryton Constantin (Out for season, Torn ACL

Dabo Swinney told the media earlier this week that the Tigers were in good shape injury-wise. Xavier Thomas returned after three weeks away dealing with a concussion and he is expected to see his playing time increase over the course of the next couple of weeks as he’s worked back into the rotation.

DB Denzel Johnson and OL John Simpson, who both missed the Wofford game, also played against NC State last week. Simpson lined up as the tailback in the ‘Freezer Package’ and scored a touchdown.

WR Tee Higgins was injured in the win over NC State on the first touchdown of the game when Trevor Lawrence barreled a Wolfpack defender into the back of his left leg. He came back and looked great, and there’s nothing major to worry about with the talented wide receiver.

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Perhaps the biggest news in terms of injuries has to do with the other sideline. It was reported earlier this week that Wake Forest WR Sage Surratt would be out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Surratt was the leading receiver for the Demon Deacons and had accounted for an ACC-leading 1,001 receiving yards and 11 touchdown catches.