Clemson's Sammy Watkins leaves game

Updated: November 12, 2011, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson star receiver Sammy Watkins has left Saturday's game against Wake Forest because of an upper-body injury he sustained in the third quarter.

Watkins was slow to get up after a kickoff return and went to the locker room for examination before it was announced he would not return for the ninth-ranked Tigers.

Watkins came into the game leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in passing yards and touchdowns. He had five catches against the Demon Deacons for 62 yards.

Watkins is a freshman from Fort Myers, Fla. He has 68 receptions this season for 1,034 yards and 10 touchdowns.


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