CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 8: Tajh Boyd #10 of the Clemson Tigers runs with the ball in the first half against the Boston College Eagles at Memorial Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Clemson's Tajh Boyd Cleared To Practice, Likely To Play Vs. Maryland

Quarterback Tajh Boyd, perhaps No. 8 Clemson's best player, is likely to play this weekend against Maryland after recovering from a hip injury.

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Tajh Boyd Injury: Clemson QB Cleared To Practice

Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd was cleared to practice on Tuesday and practiced with the team for the first time since suffering a strained hip injury against Boston College last weekend.

Boyd, who completed 16-of-26 passes for 283 yards, was hurt on Clemson's opening drive of the second half. He was injured when he was hit by a Boston College defender while completing a pass to tight end Dwayne Allen for five yards.

"It was a little scary," he said. "If you look at it, it definitely could have gone a lot of different ways. But fortunately, it turned out in my favor."

For the season, Boyd ranks first in the ACC in passing yards per game (290), total offense (310.3) and is second in touchdown passes (15) for the eighth- ranked Tigers. He has completed 119-of-194 passes for 15 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He ranks 14th in the nation in total offense and 16th in passing efficiency.

For more, visit Clemson blog Shakin' The Southland.

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Tajh Boyd Injury Update: Clemson QB Convinced He'll Play Vs. Maryland

Are you unsure whether Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd will play Saturday against the Maryland Terrapins? Boyd does not appear to be unsure. After suffering a hip injury against the Boston College Eagles, X-rays came up negative, but his status going forward wasn't entirely clear. He'd been upgraded to probable, which usually means good to go.

And according to offensive coordinator Chad Morris, you should expect to see Boyd in purple or orange or purple-on-orange or whatever artistry Clemson's equipment staff concocts this week:

Chad Morris on Tajh Boyd: "He told me he's going to play, and I believe him." Said he'd be "shocked" if Boyd doesn't play.
Oct 10 via Twitter for BlackBerry®FavoriteRetweetReply

And if that doesn't do it for you:

Boyd's father, Tim Boyd, tells The Post & Courier that his son 'should be fine for next week' at Maryland. #Clemson hopes father knows best
Oct 09 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

For more, visit Clemson blog Shakin' The Southland

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Tajh Boyd Injury Update: MRI Negative, Clemson QB Questionable For Maryland Game

Clemson fans can breathe a sigh of relief, even if they're trapped in B1G country: Tajh Boyd should be fine after being carted off the field with a leg injury on Saturday. Boyd left Saturday's matchup with Boston College after a scary hit appeared to damage his knee and leg, though officials later deemed it an "upper leg injury." Following the game, Boyd was set to have an MRI in an effort to assess what, if any, damage there was.

But good news! The MRI was negative, indicating the damage probably wasn't too serious.

Tajh Boyd update from Clemson: X-rays/MRI on his hip negative. Status for Maryland game would be termed questionable at this point.

No clue what is ailing him, but it doesn't appear to be as bad as it looked at the time. We'll be back with more on Boyd as it becomes available.

For more, visit Clemson blog Shakin' The Southland. Here's this week's college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub for more.

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Tajh Boyd Injury: Upper Leg, Not Knee, Will Keep Clemson QB Out

Official word of Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd's leg injury has yet to be announced, but a report has made its way out about the nature of the injury. Boyd isn't expected to return against the Boston College Eagles, but the primary question is whether he'll be able to play next week and beyond. 

Here's about all we'll know until X-ray results are made public:

Sideline reporter Patrick Sapp just said Tajh will not return. Also says it's not his knee. His upper leg.
Oct 08 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Boyd is No. 16 in the country in total offense and the best in the ACC.

For more, visit Clemson blog Shakin' The Southland. Here's this week's college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub for more.

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Tajh Boyd Injury: Clemson QB Carted Off, Apparently Hurt Knee

Star Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd was carted off the field Saturday against the Boston College Eagles after suffering what appeared to be a left knee injury. He was able to put a little weight on his leg while making his way onto the cart. Clemson announced he'd be taken into the locker room for X-rays.

Boyd suffered an awkward hit while unloading a 62-yard pass to Sammy Watkins, then was hit again two plays later while completing a five-yard pass to Dwayne Allen. If you're looking for a reason why Clemson is 5-0 and likely to reach 6-0, Boyd's play so far is as big as any. Good news would mean a lot for Tigers fans.

True freshman Cole Stoudt took over for Boyd with about two quarters left in the game.

For more, visit Clemson blog Shakin' The Southland. Here's this week's college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub for more.

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