Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams is likely out for the season as he continues to recover from a small neck fracture he suffered in the team’s season opener against Wofford last month.
Speaking to reporters, including Aaron Brenner of The Post and Courier, Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott offered more on Williams’ status.
“The most important thing is for him to heal up,” co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott said. “At the very least, to be able to come back next year and have a great year, that’s probably what he’s focused on right now.”
“I think the fortunate thing for Mike, and I’m definitely no medical scholar, but the fracture was not the spinal cord, it was just on the side,” Scott said. “Our mentality as an offense is we’re going to move on.”
Williams will be able to take a medical redshirt if he misses the rest of the season and have two years of eligibility remaining. In his time with the Tigers, he has 79 receptions for 1,366 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Given those numbers, it is absolutely best that Williams take the rest of this season off and focus on recovering fully, especially since No. 6 Clemson is performing well without him. Neck injuries are not to be taken lightly under any circumstances, so here’s hoping that Williams recovers fully and is back in the saddle in 2016.
Clemson takes on its ACC rival Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at home on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
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