The Clemson football program has been relatively fortunate on the injury-front during this last half-decade, but it seems that ‘luck’ is coming to an end in a big way in 2021.
Clemson is already without its two starting defensive tackles– Tyler Davis for 6-7 more weeks and Bryan Bresee who is out for the season due to a torn ACL– as well as its starting running back in Will Shipley, who suffered a knee injury against NC State and is likely out for at least a month, as well as a key offensive linemen in Dietrick Pennington.
In addition to those injured, there have also been players suffer ‘dings’ like James Skalski, Baylon Spector, Justyn Ross, Mario Goodrich, EJ Williams, Frank Ladson Jr. and Braden Galloway, who have all been held out of games.
But another major blow has seemingly struck this Clemson football team in the form of do-it-all playmaker Will Taylor.
The injury update for Will Taylor isn’t looking good for Clemson football fans
Taylor’s knee seemingly buckled as he was trying to make a cut during the Boston College game on Saturday. He was taken to the injury tent and his leg was wrapped and iced. He was then helped to the locker room and didn’t return.
While nothing has been confirmed, the rumor is that he tore his ACL and that means he’ll be out for the season.
Losing Taylor would be a major loss for the Tigers as he was providing an explosive option at punt returner and was getting mixed into the offense as a wild-cat quarterback and in the slot at wide receiver. We expected that he would’ve gotten even more opportunities in the slot as the season progressed.
In addition to Clemson football losing Taylor, this will also be a big loss for Monte Lee and the Clemson baseball program.
Taylor was expected to be a major star on the team this spring, but if it is an ACL, he likely won’t be fully recovered until the summer.
Amari Rodgers proved that you can come back from an ACL tear rather quickly– his recovery time was five months– so nothing is impossible, but we wouldn’t expect to see Taylor on the diamond this season, at least not until much later.