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Clemson Star Defender Will Miss Georgia Tech Matchup Due to Injury

A view of Clemson's stadium during the day from high up.

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the start of the Miami Hurricanes against the Clemson Tigers game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)

While the Clemson Tigers have been impressive through three weeks, Dabo Swinney's squad will face a tough challenge to start their conference schedule. Despite Georgia Tech's record, the Yellow Jackets could present mismatches with their dynamic offense, especially considering the recent injury update coming out of Clemson.

There's no lack of talent when it comes to the Tigers' defense, but they'll be without one of their best linebackers tomorrow. After suffering a groin injury during practice this week, Kendall Joseph will be out of action.

It's hard to place a player of Joseph's caliber, but Clemson could turn to J.D. Davis or Shaq Smith to fill the void.

Joseph is considered the quarterback of their defense, registering 11 tackles and a sack in three games. Without him on the field, the Tigers could struggle against Georgia Tech's offense, which utilizes the triple option.

Clemson and Georgia Tech will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be available tomorrow on ABC.