Clemson WR Watkins leaves with upper-body injury

Clemson star receiver Sammy Watkins has left Saturday’s game

against Wake Forest because of an upper-body injury he sustained in

the third quarter.

Watkins was slow to get up after a kickoff return and went to

the locker room for examination before it was announced he would

not return for the ninth-ranked Tigers.

Watkins came into the game leading the Atlantic Coast Conference

in passing yards and touchdowns. He had five catches against the

Demon Deacons for 62 yards.

Watkins is a freshman from Fort Myers, Fla. He has 68 receptions

this season for 1,034 yards and 10 touchdowns.