Dabo Swinney gives lengthy injury update after Clemson's win over Louisiana Tech
Clemson was without several key players in its 48-20 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night.
Safety Andrew Mukuba, defensive lineman Tré Williams, defensive lineman Tyler Davis and cornerback Nate Wiggins all missed the game due to injury. Cornerback Sheridan Jones suffered a stinger and had to leave the game early.
Jones’ issue isn’t a longterm problem, Swinney said after the game. The good news for the Tigers is most of Clemson’s injuries this week seem to be short term issues.
Swinney said Williams was held out with a “sore knee.” He said Davis potentially could have played but Clemson decided to hold him back. Swinney added that Wiggins is dealing with a hip flexor injury.
Swinney says there's no longterm injuries in the mix from those who missed tonight. Tre Williams has a knee injury he's nursing. Says Tyler Davis probably could have played. Xavier Thomas should play soon as well. Nate Wiggins had a hip flexor.
— TigerNet.com (@ClemsonTigerNet) September 18, 2022
Perhaps the most notable update was with Mukuba. Swinney said he suffered a dislocated elbow in practice this week and will have to play with a brace moving forward. He said Mukuba avoided any broken bones.
Swinney says Andrew Mukuba dislocated his elbow at practice, but it went right back in. Adds that he will have to play with an elbow brace as he heals to full strength.
"He wanted to play today. He's a tough, tough nut"
— Justin Robertson (@j_probertson) September 18, 2022
Clemson also played this game without defensive end Xavier Thomas, who has yet to make his 2022 season debut. Thomas suffered a foot injury during fall camp and is till recovering.
Clemson faces Wake Forest in Week 4.