Dabo Swinney expects Wayne Gallman back for Florida State game


The No. 4 Clemson Tigers are currently on a bye week and it could not have come at a better time. Starting running back Wayne Gallman was knocked out of last weekend’s game with a concussion and is being held out of practice this week while he goes through concussion protocol.

While the Tigers enjoy their off week and Gallman recovers, the team has a tough test ahead next weekend against the No. 13 Florida State Seminoles.

According to Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, Gallman is expected to return to the field in time for the epic ACC clash.

“He’s just a great football player,” Swinney said, via ESPN.com. “He’s our leader at that position, and we really like our other players, but we don’t have a lot of experience there. Here’s a guy who’s played in a lot of big games and has been our workhorse so it [was] definitely a loss for us.”

Swinney added the senior running back is “doing great.”

Gallman leads Clemson with 90 carries for 489 yards and five touchdowns. Having him return to the lineup for a tough game at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium will be crucial for the Tigers as they look to remain undefeated and continue their push for the College Football Playoff.

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