Breeland out for Chick-Fil-A game

Clemson defensive back Bashaud Breeland will miss the Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU because of a groin injury, coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday after practice.

Breeland has been limited by the injury over the second half of the season. He is scheduled to have surgery Thursday.

"He had practiced some this month with the hope of getting him ready to play against LSU, but it is apparent he will not be well enough to play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl,” Swinney said.

Breeland started five of the first seven games and had 30 tackles in those games. He played in just three of the last five and had just two tackles in 52 snaps. He played in 10 games and had five starts overall. He also had 2.5 tackles for loss, three passes broken up and a sack.