Dabo Swinney on Shaq Lawson: ‘so far, so good’

Clemson takes on Alabama a week from today in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, and was given a bit of a scare in the Orange Bowl when star defensive end Shaq Lawson left the game with a knee injury in the first quarter.

Thus, Tigers fans will be happy to hear that Dabo Swinney is encouraged by Lawson’s progress, according to a tweet from Dan Wolken of USA Today.

Dabo on Shaq Lawson: “So far so good. I think the prognosis is good at this point.” Will evaluate him today at practice.

— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) January 4, 2016

A redshirt junior, Lawson has been Clemson’s best pass-rusher this season and had 55 tackles with 10.5 sacks in 2015. He also led the nation with 22.5 tackles for a loss. If he’s healthy enough to play next week, Clemson’s chances of slowing down Alabama instantly increase.

Be sure to stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Lawson’s health!

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports