Clemson football is stacked with talent, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Trevor Lawrence may be getting another weapon back sooner than initially expected as well, in wide receiver Amari Rodgers.
Rodgers, an honorable mention All-ACC player last season, tore an ACL in March. That injury typically takes between nine months and a year to fully recover from.
That timeline put Rodgers’ season in doubt. And yet, by all accounts his recovery is way ahead of schedule.
Dabo Swinney had a very positive update on Amari Rodgers’ injury status after Monday’s practice.
Somewhat miraculously, Rodgers has progressed so much, that he may only miss about a month of the regular season.
While he won’t be ready for the big Week 2 showdown with Texas A&M, Clemson fans could see Rodgers by the end of September.
From The State:
Swinney was asked about the likelihood Rodgers would be back for Clemson’s Week 2 matchup against No. 11 Texas A&M and didn’t hesitate.
“Zero,” Swinney said. “He won’t be ready for that. We’re hopeful he’ll be ready sometime maybe late September, definitely early October. He’s ahead of schedule and doing great.”
Rodgers has been working out in a yellow jersey throughout fall camp and has been running on the side while the Tigers practice.
The junior tore his ACL during a practice on March 25. It will be five months and four days from the injury when the Tigers open the season against Georgia Tech on Aug. 29.
After the game against a fully rebuilding Georgia Tech squad, things ramp up very quickly, with back-to-back games against Texas A&M and at Syracuse, both Top 25-caliber squads. It sounds like Rodgers will likely miss those two big games, but Clemson should have enough either way.