Clemson University freshman tight end Jordan Leggett will miss the Tigers’ season-opening football game against Georgia – and possibly additional games – after injuring his knee in practice this week.
“The native of Navarre, (Florida) injured an MCL, not his ACL while making a reception during the workout,” Clemson’s sports information office announced. “He does not need surgery and is expected to miss just three (to) four weeks. He likely will miss the Georgia game on August 31.”
“We are two-for-two in recent injuries that could have been serious,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said. “T.J. Green had a knee injury last week that did not end up being serious and now Jordan Leggett. We are fortunate that we will have Jordan back early in the season.
Clemson tight ends have caught 119 passes for 1390 yards and 21 touchdowns over the last two seasons, and the Tigers have had the first-team All-ACC tight end in each of the last two years, Dwayne Allen in 2011 and Brandon Ford in 2012. Allen was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts, while Ford was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent.