Clemson Football: Tigers are going to miss Justyn Ross immensely in 2020

Justyn Ross Clemson Tigers (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Justyn Ross Clemson Tigers (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

Clemson football announces Justyn Ross out for season

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney told the media Monday afternoon that Tiger WR Justyn Ross would miss the 2020 season with a neck injury.

According to The Athletic’s Grace Raynor, Ross will have surgery on Friday following an X-Ray that showed that he was born with something called ‘congenital fusion.’ The Clemson football coaching staff is hopeful that Ross will be able to get back into workouts in January of 2021 and will still have two more years of eligibility, should he choose to use them.

Ross would also be eligible to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft if he wanted to forgo the rest of his Clemson football career.

Right now, though, the most important thing is his health.

All of us here at Rubbing the Rock and the rest of Clemson football nation want to wish Ross a speedy recovery, as well as our prayers as he moves forward into recovery.

There’s no doubt, when you look at this wide receiver core, that Ross will be missed.

Ross was going to be the starting boundary wide receiver this season and had an opportunity to be one of the true breakout receivers of College Football this year.

Many national analysts were discussing Ross as a breakout candidate and there was even thought that he could work himself up into a solidified first-round pick before it was all said and done.

Behind Ross, Clemson will likely count upon sophomores Joseph Ngata and Frank Ladson Jr. to play the position. Amari Rodgers will continue to play the ‘field’ receiver position and Cornell Powell has an inside track on the starting position in the ‘slot.’

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It will be interesting to see what this wide receiver core looks like when it’s time to play football, but there’s no doubting that this is a big loss for Clemson moving forward.