Clemson wide receiver to miss 2020 season
The Clemson wide receiver corps was took a hit Monday afternoon, as it was announced that star wideout Justyn Ross will miss the 2020 season because of a spinal injury.
ESPN reports that the condition was discovered during an x-ray before the coronavirus shutdown. It is apparently something he has had his whole life but had not been diagnosed. Ross will undergo surgery later this week.
Ross was expected to be the Tigers top receiver and a consensus 1st round NFL prospect. He has had two spectacular seasons with the team, catching over 100 passes for 1,865 yards and 17 touchdowns.
The injury leaves Clemson without a proven number one receiver. Last year’s 1st team All-ACC leader, Tee Higgins, is now embarking on his NFL career with the Bengals. None of their returning receivers have ever eclipsed 600 yards in a season. Slot receiver Amari Rodgers has the most game experience, while sophomores Joe Ngata and Frank Ladson Jr will be responsible for picking up the slack on the outside.
Clemson will have a huge hole to fill after the injury to Ross. Their offense has been a pretty well-oiled machine and produced much talent for the pros. Someone will have to step up this year. This situation could produce the next star Clemson wide receiver.