CLEMSON – Clemson junior wide receiver Charone Peake suffered a knee injury in Tuesday’s practice which was diagnosed as a torn ACL Wednesday. He will be out for the season.
“He tore his ACL yesterday in skelly (drill),” Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney said after practice Wednesday. “It’s kind of a freaky deal but that’s usually how those injuries happen. It’s a real shame for him because he was having a great year and was going to have a great year.”
Peake tears ACL
Tigers will apply for medical redshirt
Peake is the Tigers’ second-best receiver through two games with eight catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. He had played 29 consecutive games and made the Biletnikoff Award watch list preseason
Moving to his ‘field’ position will be fellow Dorman product and junior Adam Humphries, who is third on the team with seven catches for 53 yards.
“We’re fortunate to have a guy like Adam slide into that spot,” said Swinney. “He can get the job done. Germone Hopper is getting some good experience and Mike Williams and T.J. Green and Matt Porter – the depth is going to be key for us.
“We’ll get them all in the right spot and get back to work.”
Since Peake hasn’t sat a year yet, Clemson will push for a medical redshirt for him.
“He’s got a great future in front of him and he has plenty of people on this team that have gone through the same thing who have been just fine,” Swinney said. “It’s always tough for a young person to come to grips with something like that and they can’t play because that’s what they love to do.”
He is the third Tiger to suffer a torn ACL in 2013, after junior tight end Sam Cooper and redshirt freshman quarterback Chad Kelly were both injured in the Orange-White spring game. They both returned to the field last Saturday.