Athletes sometimes undergo the most unusual treatments to get ready for a game or the season. Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is no different.
Tigers coach Dabo Swinney revealed to the media Thursday that Lawrence had a screw inserted into his toe during the summer. The defensive tackle still had a small brace on his foot Thursday.
When the media presented some questions to him, Lawrence was a bit coy about the injury. He was asked when the surgery was performed, and he responded by saying “a date” with a big smile on his face according to Tigernet.com.
Lawrence did admit, though, that his injury occurred in the spring. He also said that after surgery, he ate so much ice cream he ballooned to 355 pounds, but when he weighed in this week, he was just two pounds above his goal at 337.
But maybe not everyone was happy about that. Lawrence said his “brother” and fellow defensive tackle Christian Wilkins can no longer call him “fat boy” because he’s close to his desired weight of 335 pounds.
Clearly, the defending champions were in good spirits as fall camp opened this week.