CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson sophomore defensive back Marcus
Houskin has a broken neck and will miss the rest of the season.
Houskin was injured in the Tigers' 38-14 victory
over Wofford on Saturday. X-rays taken Monday revealed Houskin, who
was making his first career start at free safety, had broken his
Clemson coach Tommy Bowden said Houskin, who will have surgery
Wednesday to fuse his vertebra, is expected to make a full
Houskin had nine tackles, including six first hits, against
Wofford. Last season, he had 16 tackles in 12 games as a reserve
"This is certainly a big loss," Bowden said. "Marcus was
really improving and had moved into the starting lineup."
Eric Meekins, who started the opener against Central
Florida at free safety, will return to the starting lineup against
Starting freshman receiver Roscoe Crosby sprained his right knee
on Clemson's first series against Wofford. He spent the second half
on crutches and in street clothes.
Crosby had an MRI on his knee Sunday and no ligament damage was
found, spokesman Tim Bourret said. Bourret said Crosby is doubtful
for Saturday's game against Duke.