The Clemson football team will likely be without one of their holdovers on defense for a large portion of the 2017. That is certainly the least of their concerns, though.
According to Tigernet.com, a site specifically dedicated to the Clemson Tigers, defensive end Richard Yeagrin was in a fairly serious traffic collision
Yeagrin is currently wearing a neck brace, and figures to need extensive rehabilitation before he can begin taking steps to getting back on the football field. On his Instagram page, he released the following message to all those who have supported him through the ordeal
“I want to personally take the time out to thank all of those who have been there to support me the last two days that I have been in the hospital on bed rest,” Yeargin said on his Instagram account. “After almost facing death I thank God he kept me hear to shed light on him. If it wasn’t for him I would not be here today.” #GodSpeed @ Greenville, South Carolina”
Football is likely the last of his concerns right now. Due to enter his junior season at Clemson, Yeagrin was likely due to receive the most playing time he’s had to date in his career. In his freshman season, he appeared in just six games. In Clemson’s National Championship victory last year, he appeared in seven games.
Standing a massive 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 260 pounds, it will take some time before Yeagrin is back at full health. It appears as if he will make a full recovery, though nothing has been stated explicitly about his football career.