Clemson QB Kelly Bryant leaves game with concussion
Clemson junior quarterback Kelly Bryant, the heir apparent to Deshaun Watson, left the Tigers’ game against Syracuse in the first half Friday. Bryant had to be helped off the field after taking a brutal hit from Syracuse lineman Chris Slayton. Slayton slammed Bryant, who was scrambling, to the turf.
At the half, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney told ESPN Bryant suffered a concussion.
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Athletic trainers helped Bryant to his feet and he slowly walked off the turf. He was 12 of 17 for 116 yards at the time of the injury.
Entering Friday’s game, Bryant had thrown for 1,259 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions. He had also rushed for 401 yards and seven touchdowns.
The teams were tied at 24 at the end of the third quarter.
The next man up under center for the Tigers is redshirt freshman Zerrick Cooper.