Back during the spring, the internet went ablaze with rumors of a Justyn Ross injury. Head coach Dabo Swinney quickly put out those fires by telling the media Ross was fine and had just suffered a stinger.
Today, the school released a statement saying Ross would need to undergo a surgery in June, due to lingering issues from that stinger.
“Justyn is doing great but is going to have surgery in early June. Testing was delayed a bit as a function of recent health protocols. Coach may provide additional information down the road, but I don’t have any additional specifics to offer at this time.”Clemson SID Ross Taylor
Ross enters 2020 having recorded 112 passes for 1,865 yards with 17 touchdowns in 929 snaps over 29 career games (14 starts). After a sensational freshman season, Ross turned in a solid sophomore campaign, although he did not have the breakout type season some were expecting.
The upcoming season will be a big one for Ross. With the departure of Tee Higgins we should see more of him at the boundary, which is a better fit for him. It is also a big season for him as far as the draft goes.
Any type of setback would be bad news for him and the team as a whole. While the Tigers may be fairly deep at receiver, they are not quite as deep as in years past, and a healthy Ross gives them their best shot at accomplishing their goals.