Ross missed the entire 2020 Clemson football season as he underwent spinal surgery and there were questions as to if he’d ever play again. Through his rehab and recovery, Ross has maintained a positive attitude and has continued to be an active part of the program as a leader.
Now, as we are into the month of June, many Clemson fans are wondering if the wide receiver will be able to be cleared for this fall.
In Dabo Swinney’s last media appearance, he revealed that Ross would be going for a ‘final checkup’ in June and that would be the earliest time in which he could be possibly cleared.
Ross made the trip up to Pittsburgh earlier this week to meet with his doctors and posted on his Instagram when he arrived.
Tigernet’s David Hood recently provided an update on Ross’s situation. Hood said that Ross had another checkup, but that Clemson wouldn’t be releasing any information until everything has come to a completion.
“As I understand it, he had to undergo a series of scans that have to be sequenced and put together,” Hood said. “As someone back at his home in Alabama told me, these scans then have to be read and discussed and then the medical teams have to talk – in other words, it’s a lot more detailed than people think. So he will have another checkup next week a little closer to home and we should know more then. I can say it all looks good so far, but still a lot of stuff to be done before he’s cleared. We all have to be patient a little longer.”
Clemson football fans are anxious to hear the report on Justyn Ross’s future, but it’s not quite time yet
From everything reported and from all accounts, Ross has done nothing but take steps forward and everything looks good.
As Hood reported, Ross will have another checkup next week and there should be more information to unpack then, but for now we all have to remain patient.
Ross has been working extremely hard to get back and he spent the spring running through non-contact drills. The most important thing in this whole endeavor is his long-term health and there’s no doubt Ross will be successful at whatever he decides to do in the future.
Should Ross get cleared- and all signs point to that currently, but nothing is a given we should add- he will enter this season as one of the top returning wide receivers in the country and will absolutely have a major chance at garnering a first-round grade in next year’s NFL Draft before it’s all said and done.