CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting defensive end Austin Bryant is expected to miss at least three games after having surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot.
Tigers coach Dabo Swinney says Bryant got hurt at practice Monday night and had surgery Tuesday. Swinney says he hopes to have the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Bryant back to face Georgia Tech on Sept. 22. That timeline has Bryant out the first three games, including the opener at Auburn on Sept. 3.
Bryant, a sophomore, played in 13 games last season. His best performance came in the Orange Bowl, when he filled in for injured starter Shaq Lawson and had eight tackles in a 37-17 win over Oklahoma.
Bryant became a starter this spring with Lawson and Kevin Dodd leaving for the NFL.
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