Deshaun Watson gets good news from MRI, should be ready for spring practice

MRI showed that incoming freshman QB suffered a sprained MCL in final high school game

Football - Deshaun Watson

Football - Deshaun Watson

Incoming Clemson freshmen quarterback Deshaun Watson should be good to go for spring practice following a 4-6 week rehab for a knee injury he suffered in Gainesville High's loss to Tucker in the Georgia Class 5A semifinals.

As expected, an MRI showed that Watson suffered an MCL sprain. No surgery will be required.

Watson, who is ranked as the nation's top dual-threat quarterback, will enroll at Clemson next month. He will compete for the Tigers' quarterback job with rising senior Cole Stoudt and rising sophomore Chad Kelly during spring drills.

Watson, who entered his senior season as Georgia's all-time leader in passing yardage, finished his career with 13,077 yards passing, more than 3,000 yards rushing, and 218 total touchdowns.

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MoncksTater writes:

I believe in paying your dues , and Cole Stoudt has certainly done that at Clemson. He should get his chance as the starter and nothing he did this season makes you think otherwise ...the kid was solid as heck in relief of Tajh. Kelly is a fantastic talent and to have America's top duel threat coming in as a frosh I think Chad Morris has got to be on cloud 9 with all the options and depth at the most important position.

TigerNE writes:

in response to MoncksTater:

I believe in paying your dues , and Cole Stoudt has certainly done that at Clemson. He should get his chance as the starter and nothing he did this season makes you think otherwise ...the kid was solid as heck in relief of Tajh. Kelly is a fantastic talent and to have America's top duel threat coming in as a frosh I think Chad Morris has got to be on cloud 9 with all the options and depth at the most important position.

Check out Morris' interview from yesterday. He talks about how exciting this off season will be with the intense QB competition between the 3. Stoudt will get his chance.

Seems there are two camps of thought on this. One is that Morris won't give up a chance to coach Watson for at least one season and won't RS him. The other (I'm in this one) is to RS him and let him follow the more natural development path for QBs. It's not like we would be in bad shape without him. Anything can happen between now and August, though, like injuries or one of the 2 between Stoudt and Kelly just blowing up and playing horrible in the preseason. Bad play is not likely from what we've seen so far.

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