Clemson star WR Justyn Ross to undergo shoulder surgery to relieve 'lingering' stinger symptoms
Ross suffered the injury in the opening days of Clemson's spring practices
Clemson was able to begin its spring practice in March before schools nationwide were forced to shut things down amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Ross missed the final two practices before they were canceled due to what coach Dabo Swinney described as "some stinger symptoms" lingering. Ross hadn't been able to address those symptoms during the shutdown for the same reasons Clemson hadn't been allowed to practice, but now with restrictions being lightened, Ross will be able to undergo surgery.
"Justyn is doing great but is going to have surgery in early June. Testing was delayed a bit as a function of recent health protocols," a Clemson official told The State. "[Dabo Swinney] may provide additional information down the road, but I don't have any additional specifics to offer at this point."
One of the specifics the school is unable to provide is how long the procedure will keep Ross sidelined. It's possible that if the football season starts on time, Ross will not be ready. At the very least, it looks like he'll miss more practice time before the season begins.
Ross led the Tigers with 66 receptions last season and was second on the team in receiving yards with 865 yards and eight touchdowns. With Tee Higgins moving on to the NFL -- he was a second-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals -- Ross is slated to take on an even more significant role in the offense than the one he already had. He's also projected to be one of the first receivers off the board in next spring's NFL Draft.
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