- Heather Dinich, ESPN Staff Writer
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Clemson freshman tight end Jordan Leggett suffered a knee injury in a situational scrimmage on Wednesday morning, but the injury is not season-ending, according to the school. Leggett does not need surgery and is expected to miss three-to-four weeks, which means he will likely miss the season opener against Georgia. Leggett injured an MCL, not his ACL while making a reception during the workout.
“We are two-for-two in recent injuries that could have been serious,” coach Dabo Swinney said in a prepared statement. “T.J. Green had a knee injury last week that did not end up being serious, and now Jordan Leggett. We are fortunate that we will have Jordan back early in the season.”
Leggett was definitely a first-year player to watch in the ACC. He had a great spring and a chance at a starting role.
The tight end position has been a big part of the Clemson offense the past two seasons under offensive coordinator Chad Morris. Clemson tight ends have caught 119 passes for 1,390 yards and 21 touchdowns over the past two seasons, significantly contributing to Clemson’s 21-6 record. Clemson has had the first-team All-ACC tight end each of the past two years -- Dwayne Allen in 2011 and Brandon Ford in 2012.