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Dabo Swinney Announces Clemson QB Deshaun Watson Will Undergo Surgery On His Torn ACL, Will Miss The Tigers' Bowl Game

Tuesday night, it was reported that Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson will undergo surgery on his torn ACL and miss the Tigers' bowl game. 

Wedneday afternoon, Clemson (9-3) coach Dabo Swinney made it official. 

Watson, who played with a torn ACL in his left knee during Clemson's game against South Carolina, will have surgery on his knee on Friday. He is expected to miss the Russell Athletic Bowl against Oklahoma. 

Swinney had previously stated that Watson would be able to play on his injured knee. It appears the Tigers' medical staff has thought better of that. 

Watson finishes his freshman campaign with 1,466 passing yards and 14 touchdowns, along with 200 rushing yards and five touchdowns. 

Clemson and Oklahoma are set to kick off at 5:30 p.m. E.T. Dec. 29. The game will be televised on ESPN.