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Report: Clemson WR Amari Rodgers Suffered Knee Injury During Spring Practice

A general view of Clemson's stadium.

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 23: A general view of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels versus Clemson Tigers during their game on September 23, 2006 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Clemson should be poised for another successful season in college football, but the defending champions might be holding their breath over the next few days. Standout wide receiver Amari Rodgers hurt his knee during practice on Monday, and his availability this season could be in doubt.

Rodgers was an integral part of Clemson's offense in 2018. The sophomore caught 55 of his targets for 575 yards and four touchdowns.

With Hunter Renfrow heading to the NFL, the Tigers were hoping for Rodgers to solidify himself as the third pass-catching option for Trevor Lawrence. However, it's possible he doesn't get to play next season.

According to college football reporter Matt Fortuna, Clemson fears that Rodgers sustained an ACL injury. The severity of this injury would dictate whether or not he misses significant time.

The Tigers should have an update on Rodgers later today once his MRI is complete.

If Rodgers is potentially out for months then Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins will have to shoulder the load. Both wideouts were dynamic in Clemson's victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff.

Ross had 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns in his freshman season. Higgins on the other hand will try to build off this past season in which he led the team with 12 receiving touchdowns.

Hopefully the MRI results don't show a major injury for Rodgers, who is undoubtedly a reliable weapon for the Tigers.

Stay tuned.