Charone Peake suffers torn ACL

Charone Peake catches a pass from Cole Stoudt for a touchdown in the second quarter

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Charone Peake catches a pass from Cole Stoudt for a touchdown in the second quarter

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.

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Comments » 5

Bleedsorange writes:

Heal up kid the spotlight awaits. And Man does that stink for a kid with that talent.

Bigboots writes:

I hate it for Peake. He will come back and bigger, stronger and faster.

brookesdad729 writes:

Praying for your healing Charone! You'll come back and "Hump" will get 'er done in your place for sure!Go Tigers!!!

Clemorange writes:

That really stings. Can't afford many hits to our receiving corps. I hope martavious has been practicing catching the ball cause dropped passes will mean even more now.

cuGIZ82 writes:

Get well soon Peake...hate to see anyone go down. Our young WR's looked good last game. Hopefully the other WR's and TE's will step up and show out.

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