CLEMSON, SC (AP) – Clemson receiver Justyn Ross will miss next season due to a spinal condition discovered after he hurt his shoulder at spring practice in March.
Tigers coach Dabo Swinney says Ross will have surgery Friday for a congenital fusion of vertabrae he’s had since birth.
The coach says Ross also has a bulging disc.
Swinney says the surgery will keep Ross the from risk of more serious spinal injuries and give him the opportunity to play football in the future.
Ross is a 6-foot-4 sophomore from Phenix City, Alabama who is considered a potential first-round NFL draft pick.