Clemson’s football received some very bad news during its spring game on Saturday. Attack player Taisun phommachanh He reportedly tore his Achilles tendon during the game.
Trainer Dabo swinney He spoke to the media after the game and revealed that it is the probable injury. Phommachanh is the current backup for the new starter DJ Uiagalelei.
Swinney addressed the media after the game to discuss the injury.
“You know, it seems like everyone got through it pretty well, with the exception of the guy in the purple jersey,” Swinney told the media after the spring game. “Looks like he probably broke his Achilles tendon. To be honest with you, the majority of ACL and Achilles injuries I’ve had in my career have been mostly non-contact. And that’s this case, obviously, the purple shirt doesn’t let it get hit. … Very hard, very hard for Tyson. Have your best spring and then really have a good competitive day today. “
As a member of the Class of 2019, Phommachanh was a four-star prospect based on 247Sports composite rankings. He was the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Connecticut, the No. 4 double-threat quarterback prospect in the class and the No. 216 overall prospect in the class.
247Sports National hiring analyst Brian Dohn gave his analysis of Phommachanh’s career prospects.
“Long, wiry structure with filling capacity,” wrote Dohn. Dual threat capability. Disability in the pocket and current threat. It makes good use of its large structure with a high release point. He has a big arm and (the) ball comes out freely. Sometimes he shows a fast pitch and the ball spins well. You can get in your pocket and throw shots into narrow windows. You need to improve accuracy and better control your strong arm. Getting consistency on intermediate and deep pitches is a must. You must work to overcome the progressions and not rescue the pocket too quickly. You must develop (a) passing game to be a collaborator in a high-level Power 5 school. NFL last-round draft pick or free agent. “
Late last month, ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. said that NFL teams may already be looking towards a quarterback like Uiagalelei. or from North Carolina Sam howell, as for selecting them in the draft.
“I think for a lot of these teams this year is coming up and if you go next year, the 2022 draft.” Kiper said during Tuesday’s First Draft podcast, “maybe Sam howell North Carolina is the quarterback we’re all talking about. The 2023 draft is where you can have the next Trevor lawrence. And he’s sitting in Clemson. It started two games; it was phenomenal against BC and Notre Dame: DJ Uiagalelei. “
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A former five-star prospect, Uiagalelei took on a starting role for Clemson in the middle of the 2020 campaign when Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19. In his two starts, Uiagalelei threw for 781 combined yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions as the Tigers survived a Boston College scare but lost a heartthrob in double overtime to Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.