It appears Clemson’s star quarterback could miss a significant amount of time.
Tigers freshman DeShaun Watson suffered a broken throwing hand in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against Louisville, an injury that could cut his season short. Watson was dragged down by a Cardinal defender and appeared to land awkwardly on his right hand, jamming it into the turf.
The 19-year-old threw for six touchdowns and 435 yards in a 50-35 win over North Carolina on Sept. 27. He also led his team to a 41-0 victory last Saturday against NC State.
Clemson senior quarterback Cole Stoudt — who began the season as the starter — likely will retake the starting role in Watson’s absence. Clemson managed to hang on to beat Louisville 23-17, improving to 4-2 on the season.