Clemson’s top WR Scott had knee surgery after ACC title game
Clemson’s star wide receiver Artavis Scott had arthroscopic knee surgery following the ACC title game to repair the meniscus in his right knee.
It’s expected that he will be back in time to play in the No. 1 Tigers (13-0) showdown with No. 4 Oklahoma in the College Football Playoffs semifinal matchup in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said that Scott, a sophomore all-ACC first-team performer, has been battling the injury for the past few games.
The 5-10, 190-pound Scott leads Clemson with 84 catches for 805 yards and five touchdowns.
“He’d been playing with that, and done well, obviously,” Swinney said. “They decided to go ahead and clean it up while he had time. He’ll be limited (in practice) for a few days, but should be ready to roll full speed after that.”
“He’s just doing some running on the sideline right now,” Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott said following Tuesday’s practice. “He’s kind of easing his way back into it. We know what Artavis can do. He played banged up, to be honest, and probably was at 80-85 percent over the last half of the season.”