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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dabo Swinney expects QB Kelly Bryant to play next week

Kelly Bryant

Dabo Swinney is not too worried about Kelly Bryant’s status entering Friday’s game against Syracuse.

Bryant hurt his ankle in Clemson’s win over Wake Forest on Saturday and was replaced during the third quarter. He was in a walking boot after the game.

On Sunday, Swinney was asked by the media about Bryant’s status and said he expects the junior to play against Syracuse.

“He’s going to be just fine,” Swinney said. “It’ll be a decision later on this week. He’ll be limited today but I think he’ll practice. If he’s ready to play, he’ll play. If not, we’ll play the next guy.”

Swinney was asked who would get the nod at QB if Bryant were unable to play.

“We’re not going to get into all that. We’ll just get ready for those guys. I expect Kelly to be ready to go. We’ll have a plan if not, but I won’t lay it all out for Syracuse.”

Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson saw action after Bryant left the game. Johnson went 5 of 5 for 42 yards and a touchdown and would be our bet to see more action than Cooper, who was 2 of 6 for 16 yards.

Clemson is 6-0 on the season and ranked No. 2 in the country.

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