Clemson freshman defensive end Logan Rudolph will likely surgery due to a shoulder injury, and could potentially miss the upcoming season, coach Dabo Swinney said Thursday afternoon, according to Tony Crumpton of Tigernet.com.
“Logan Rudolph has been out,” Swinney said, per Tigernet.com. “We’re going to try to get him back into practice soon. We’re going to have to harness that shoulder. At some point he’s going to have to have surgery again on that shoulder to fix — he’s got a little piece in there that’s got to be repaired. He probably could play. If we end up making the decision to play him, he’ll probably miss spring. We don’t have to make that decision right now. We’ll just see what happens in camp and keep bringing him. He could play but he’s going to have to get used to wearing the shoulder harness. He’s another guy we’ll get back in practice and see how far we can get him.”
Rudolph was ranked as the 21st best weak-side defensive end in the Class of 2017, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. He had offers from 40 schools, according to 247Sports, including Alabama, Florida State and Southern California.
His brother, Mason, is the starting quarterback at Oklahoma State and enters this season with expectations among the best quarterbacks in the country.