The Clemson Tigers entered the season as the heavy favorite to win the ACC and make the College Football Playoff yet again.
However, after the first few weeks of the season, the Tigers looked very mortal – especially when the team was nearly upset by North Carolina.
Star quarterback Trevor Lawrence hasn’t had the same success he did in 2018 when he lit the college football world on fire. Now we know why.
According to a report from Tiger Illustrated and confirmed by the State, Lawrence revealed he suffered a shoulder injury in Week 2 against Texas A&M.
Here’s what Lawrence said to Tiger Illustrated:
“I’m wearing something on my shoulder to try to cover it up so it doesn’t get hit again. But it’s not affecting my mechanics or anything. I’m good.”
The true sophomore completed 61.8 percent of his passes and thrown for 1,131 yards, with eight touchdowns and five interceptions through five games. His five interceptions are already more than he had in all of 2018 as a freshman.
Despite his struggles with the shoulder injury, Lawrence and the Tigers are still undefeated. Head coach Dabo Swinney said after the North Carolina game that Lawrence is back at full strength.
Clemson takes on Florida State on Saturday afternoon.