The Clemson Tigers lost a key part of their offense in leading rusher Adam Choice. This past weekend, the true freshman running back suffered a torn ACL on just the team’s second offensive play in 17-13 victory over Boston College. Head coach Dabo Sweeney announced the news during a Sunday teleconference saying,
“I just hate it for Adam. He was just starting to hit his stride. He’ll bounce back. It’s a big loss for us.”
Choice carried the ball 50 times for 218 yards and had recently emerged as the team’s top option out of the backfield. With Choice out, Sweeney will be significantly aided by the return of redshirt freshman Tyshon Dye. Dye is coming off of a torn Achilles suffered in February and should see his first game action Saturday when the team faces Syracuse at home.
“It’s fortunate for us that Tyshon is working his way back,” Swinney said. “He looked good in practice last week. We limited him last week. This week we’re going to cut him loose. He’s in good shape.”
Clemson is one of only two ACC teams to be ranked in the Associated Press Top-25 and is sitting at No. 21. The Tigers have to make up some ground if they hope to compete for a conference title and the chase continues Saturday against the Orange.
*Section Photo credit to Bart Boatwright, Greenville Online; Featured Photo (above) credit to Rich Barnes, USA Today Sports.