Syracuse coach gives injury update on star cornerback ahead of Clemson game
Syracuse coach Dino Babers provided an update on star cornerback Garrett Williams on Thursday night.
Williams suffered an injury against NC State last weekend and was unable to return to that game.
Speaking on his weekly radio show, Babers did not sound overly-optimistic that Williams would be able to play vs. Clemson. However, he did clarify that this will not be a season-ending injury for Williams.
“I don’t know if Garrett Williams will be out there Saturday, but he will be out there again,” Babers said.
Dino Babers to @MattPark1 on his weekly radio show: “I don’t know if Garrett Williams will be out there Saturday, but he will be out there again.” Says his injury wasn’t season-ending.
Says he expects Leon Lowery to be good to go, which is surprising.
— emily leiker (@emleiker) October 20, 2022
If Williams isn’t able to go vs. Clemson, it would be a huge loss for the Orange. Williams has proven himself as one of the top cornerbacks in the country and is a major reason why Syracuse has the ACC’s best defense on a per-play basis.
So far this season, Williams has 32 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 2 interceptions and 3 pass deflections.
Syracuse does have another All-ACC calibre cornerback in Duce Chestnut, but it’s unclear who would take Williams’ place in the rotation. Clemson’s passing offense has been improved this season, so it’s possible quarterback DJ Uiagalelei would look to target Williams’ replacement.
Kickoff is at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon in Death Valley.