Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced that starting cornerback Marcus Edmond, who has been out since the opening series against Auburn in Week 2 with a foot sprain, will miss the next two games (Saturday against Wake Forest and next Friday against Syracuse) before returning to the lineup after the bye week against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28.
“Marcus is a lot, lot better,” Swinney said to the State reporter Matt Connolly, “A mid-foot sprain, when you play that position especially, that’s what you do. It’s plant and cut with your foot, with your feet.”
In other Tigers injury update news:
Freshman defensive end Justin Foster is unlikely to play this weekend due to an ankle injury, but he should be available the following week against the Orange. Swinney didn’t announce a replacement for Foster, who is rotational linemen on the depth chart.
Kicker Greg Huegel had successful ACL knee surgery, and should be ready to play next season after rehabilitation.
“He’s very fortunate. It wasn’t a complete reconstruction of the ACL. I don’t know what it’s called or how they explain it, but a lot of his ACL was still attached to the bone or whatever. They just had to kind of repair… They were really encouraged once they got in there,” Swinney said. “He’s encouraged and got strong faith and a great work ethic. I’m just thankful that he’s got another year and this doesn’t have to be the end of his career.”
Tight end Garrett Williams’ post-surgery rehabilitation is going well after tearing his ACL in spring practice, and Swinney is still debating whether to redshirt him.
“We’ll probably make a decision on him coming out of that open date,” Swinney added, “because we could still redshirt him, that’s still an option on the table. We’re just not ready to make a decision right now, but he looks really, really good.”
Clemson host the Demon Deacons on Oct. 7. Kickoff is schedule for 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2.