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Clemson's Scotty Cooper quits team to heal

August, 23, 2010
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Clemson senior linebacker Scotty Cooper has decided to give up football due to a neck injury, the school announced on Monday. Cooper started six games over the past three years and was a backup strongside linebacker behind Quandon Christian entering August practice.

“Scotty has had problems with a nerve in his neck and the only way to solve the problem is to not hit anyone,” coach Dabo Swinney said, according to the team's practice report. “Scotty is a violent player who hits people when he plays this sport, and the only way he can get better is to give up football.

“This is a big loss for us because we counted on him making plays for our defense at the linebacker position. But his health is much more important. He will stay with our program as a student coach the next two years. He aspires to go into the coaching profession, so this will be a good way for him to learn.”

Cooper has had neck problems in spring practice and fall camp since first suffering an injury at Maryland last year. Last year he played in 12 of the 14 games, but suffered a neck injury at Maryland that limited him the rest of the season. He was Clemson's top special teams player in the ACC Championship game against Georgia Tech.

Daniel Andrews is now the backup at that position as the Tigers enter the final two weeks of preparation for the season opener with North Texas on Sept. 4.

Andre Branch (virus), DeAndre Hopkins (shoulder) and Rod McDowell (concussion) returned to full strength for Monday’s practice.

ACC injury reports: Week 7

October, 16, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich


BOSTON COLLEGE

OUT FOR SEASON

LB Mark Herzlich (illness)

FOR NC STATE GAME

WR Ifeanyi Momah (knee) – OUT

TE Jordon McMichael (hip) – DOUBTFUL

LB Will Thompson (shoulder) – DOUBTFUL

FB James McCluskey (Achilles) – QUESTIONABLE

FS Okechukwu Okoroha (leg) – PROBABLE

DT Austin Giles (back) – PROBABLE

CB Roderick Rollins (Leg) – PROBABLE

DE Alex Albright (ankle) – PROBABLE

DT Damik Scafe (neck/shoulder) – PROBABLE

CLEMSON

I don't have an injury report, but I do have the following lineup changes:

After practice Thursday coach Dabo Swinney announced that Dalton Freeman would start at center. Scotty Cooper will miss the game while still recovering from a concussion suffered at Maryland. Daniel Andrews will move up to second-team strongside linebacker behind Kevin Alexander.

GEORGIA TECH

Out

Kevin Cone, r-Jr., WR (ankle)

Robert Hall, r-Jr., DE (knee)

Questionable

Anthony Egbuniwe, Jr., DE (illness)

Cooper Taylor, So., S (undisclosed)

Out For Season

Kyle Jackson, r-So., LB (foot)

MARYLAND

Out for season:

Tyler Bowen (foot)

Nolan Carroll (leg)

Out:

Travis Baltz (ankle)

Masengo Kabongo (leg)

Da’Rel Scott (wrist)

Questionable:

Bruce Campbell (leg)

Demetrius Hartsfield (hand)

MIAMI

Probable

RB Lee Chambers – Lower Extremity

RB Graig Cooper – Lower Extremity

Doubtful

OL Joel Figueroa – Lower Extremity

Out

FB Patrick Hill – Lower Extremity

DL Josh Holmes – Lower Extremity

WR Aldarius Johnson – Upper Extremity

DL Eric Moncur – Lower Extremity

DB JoJo Nicolas – Upper Extremity

DB Randy Phillips – Upper Extremity

Surgery and Out for the Season

DL Dyron Dye – Lower Extremity

DL Marcus Forston – Lower Extremity

LB Jordan Futch – Lower Extremity

TE Richard Gordon – Upper Extremity

LB Shayon Green – Lower Extremity

DE Gavin Hardin – Upper Extremity

DB Ryan Hill – Upper Extremity

DE Adewale Ojomo – Jaw

NC STATE

OUT FOR SEASON

Mario Carter, TE - knee

Ryan Cheek, LB - hip

Denzelle Good, OL - shoulder

Nate Irving, LB - leg

Colby Jackson, FB - knee

Everett Proctor, QB - shoulder

Javon Walker, S - knee

OUT

Jeff Rieskamp, DE – hip

Jesse Riley, DB - knee

VIRGINIA

Out

Javaris Brown (ankle)

Doubtful

Mikell Simpson (neck)

Questionable

none

Probable

Landon Bradley (knee)

BJ Cabbell (ankle)

Patch Duda (flu)

Mike Parker (knee)

Zane Parr (ankle)

Brandon Woods (foot)

VIRGINIA TECH

Out for Season

Darren Evans (ACL)

Probable

Marcus Davis (ankle)

Mark Muncey (knee)

Sergio Render (pec strain)

Eddie Whitley (ankle)

Ryan Williams (illness)

Out

Brandon Dillard (ankle)

ACC injury reports

September, 4, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich


Here are the injury reports that came in from around the ACC this week:

BOSTON COLLEGE

LB Will Thompson (shoulder) - OUT

LB Mike McLaughlin (Achilles) - OUT

FB James McCluskey (Achilles) - OUT

WR Ifeanyi Momah (knee) - OUT

DT Kaleb Ramsey (ankle) - DOUBTFUL

OT Rich Lapham (neck) - DOUBTFUL

FB Alexander DiSanzo (shoulder) - QUESTIONABLE

QB Dave Shinskie (rib) - PROBABLE

CLEMSON

Out for the Season

J.K. Jay, OT, back

Doubtful

Daniel Andrews, LB, hamstring

Probable

Xavier Dye, WR, hamstring

Dalton Freeman, C, hamstring

DUKE

DT Kinney Rucker (foot) -- probable

RB Kyle Griswould (leg) -- OUT

CB Randez James (hand) -- OUT

S Anthony Young-Wiseman (knee) -- OUT FOR SEASON

NORTH CAROLINA

Sophomore wide receiver Dwight Jones will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday at UNC Hospitals and will not be available for Saturday's game vs. The Citadel. Jones began experiencing knee pain earlier in the week and did not practice on Wednesday. A determination of his recovery time will be made after the surgery Friday afternoon.

Out (Season)

Gaskins, Carl OL Knee

Merletti, Matt S Knee

Out (Game)

Jones, Dwight WR Knee

Taylor, Ryan TE Knee

VIRGINIA TECH

Bruce Taylor (ankle) - out

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