Tuesday morning, TigerNet reported that Clemson junior wideout Amari Rodgers had suffered a knee injury during a team practice on Monday. Unfortunately, reports are now suggesting that the injury is serious.
Rodgers, according to ESPN, has a torn ACL and could miss “extended” time. TigerNet reports that Rodgers will have surgery to repair the damage.
Rodgers, as a sophomore, caught 55 passes for 575 yards with four touchdowns. He had eight catches combined against Notre Dame and Alabama in the College Football Playoff.
It’s unclear how much time Rodgers will miss, but ACL injuries often take months of recovery. It’s fair to say his status for the 2019 season is in doubt.
— TigerNet.com (@ClemsonTigerNet) March 26, 2019
MRI has confirmed Amari Rodgers suffered torn ACL. Surgery upcoming.
— Larry Williams (@LarryWilliamsTI) March 26, 2019
Rodgers has taken to social media to thank fans supporting him during what’s surely a tough time. He’s vowed to be back better than ever.
God gives his toughest soldiers the toughest tasks.. I’ll be back better than ever, believe that💯🙏🏾 https://t.co/eKexryUXn2
— Amari Rodgers3️⃣ (@arodgers_3) March 26, 2019
Clemson, the reigning national champion, will open its season with Georgia Tech on August 29. The Tigers might be a bit shorthanded at the wide receiver position.