Sammy Watkins Injury Status: 'We're Really Fortunate,' Says Dabo Swinney

Clemson scored a good win on Saturday, but is waiting to hear more on star receiver Sammy Watkins.

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College Football Injury Report: Your Favorite Player Got Hurt This Weekend

Surveying the damage from one of the more physically destructive weeks of the college football season.

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Sammy Watkins Injury Not A Separation, Says Dabo Swinney

Clemson Tigers fans hit highs and lows on Saturday, watching their team take the ACC Atlantic crown while fretting about the status of injured freshman Sammy Watkins. The star receiver had to leave the game with an apparent shoulder injury, but coach Dabo Swinney says there's not much to worry about there, other than perhaps the wide receiver coach's patience:

"There's not anything separated," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. "I told him (jokingly) that he's going to milk this thing for a while, I can tell. We're really fortunate. You worry about that. Those are pretty common injuries in college football, and he'll be sore for a couple days. We'll see then how he is for next week."    

Clemson needs Watkins around if it's going to make a run for the Orange Bowl. He's already the most prolific receiver in ACC history with four games left in the season, and from the sound of things he shouldn't miss any of them. We'll stay tuned in, though.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Clemson blog Shakin the Southland.

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Sammy Watkins Injury Update: Sprained AC Joint, Status Uncertain

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins left Saturday's matchup with Wake Forest after suffering an apparent shoulder injury. At the time, the Tigers trailed by 11, but railed back to come away with a three-point win, 31-28. With the win in hand, the attention turned to Watkins, the speedy multipurpose threat, after the game.

According to ESPN's Heather Dinich, Watkins suffered a sprained AC joint.

Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins sprained the AC joint in his shoulder, and his status is uncertain for next week's game at NC State, according to a school spokesman. I'm told it's not serious, but we'll have to see how Watkins does through the week in preparation for NC State.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Clemson blog Shakin the Southland and Wake Forest blog Blogger So Dear. Here's the complete Week 11 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub for more.

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Sammy Watkins Injury: Clemson Speedster Heads To Locker Room

Clemson is already down to Wake Forest in Week 11, and the Tigers may have to try to make a comeback happen without their most dynamic player. Freshman wide receiver Sammy Watkins has left the game with an injury, and is headed to the locker room, reportedly after having his right shoulder and ribs examined.

Without Watkins, Clemson's chances of a comeback would seem to be fairly slim. He's totaled nearly 200 yards today, between receiving, rushing, and returning kicks, and he's been Clemson's most reliable big-play threat all season.

Watkins has 11 touchdowns in the 2011 season. 10 of those have come on receptions, with another coming on a kickoff return.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Clemson blog Shakin the Southland and Wake Forest blog Blogger So Dear. Here's the complete Week 11 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub for more.

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