Dabo Swinney has good news regarding injured linebacker Barrett Carter.

Carter missed Clemson’s game vs. Syracuse over the weekend due to a concussion. The Tigers’ presence missed his presence, as he had started all 7 of Clemson’s previous games at that spot.

According to Swinney, Carter won’t be out for long. He told reporters that Carter nearly cleared protocol for this game and should be good to go for Clemson’s Week 10 contest vs. Notre Dame.

Cornerback Malcolm Greene started in Carter’s place as a nickel back. He recorded 3 total tackles in the victory.

Carter is a major part of Clemson’s defense. Even after missing the Syracuse game, he’s still fourth on the team in tackles with 34 and has also recorded 4 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and 1 interception this season.

He will presumably be a major part of Clemson’s defensive game plan against Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer in Week 10. Mayer is Notre Dame’s leading receiver and is one of the top tight ends in the country.

Clemson gets a well-deserved bye week in Week 9 but will play at Notre Dame Stadium on Nov. 5.