Clemson rising junior guard Clyde Trapp suffered a torn ACL in a practice Friday, an MRI confirmed.
Larry Williams of Tiger Illustrated first reported the story.
Trapp and the Tigers have been preparing for next week’s trip to the World University Games in Italy, where they’ll represent the United States.
“This is tough and unfortunate for Clyde and our team. Clyde is a very hard worker and was putting together a strong summer. I know he will continue that momentum when he returns to action,” said head coach Brad Brownell in a school release.
Trapp becomes the second player lost to a major knee injury for the team as big man Jonathan Baehre, who sat out this past season as a transfer, went down in May.
The Columbia native averaged six points and 3.4 rebounds per game this past season and is Clemson’s second leading scorer returning.
Such a knee injury in most cases keeps an athlete sidelined for several months.