Mark Dantonio announced that defensive tackle Brandon Clemons will be out for the season. Aug 31, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio looks on from the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Boise State Broncos at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire
Michigan State loses defensive tackle Brandon Clemons for the season with a foot injury.
Michigan State defensive tackle Brandon Clemons will miss the entire season after having foot surgery, according to Diamond Leung of MLive.com. Leung said Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio made the announcement Thursday.
Clemons, a redshirt freshman, had surgery on Aug. 31, prior to Michigan State's season-opening win over Boise State. At the time, Michigan State announced that Clemons would miss significant time, but didn't elaborate. The Detroit Free Press reported that Clemons tweeted a message to teammates apologizing for not being able to play:
Clemons tweeted today that he had surgery Thursday. He also apologized to his teammates for not being able to play, tweeting: "We've all worked so hard to get to this point."
Clemons was a backup at defensive tackle to starters Micajah Reynolds and Tyler Hoover. He was expected to complete for regular playing time this season and provide depth on Michigan State's talented defensive line.
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