Even in scrimmage, it’s still a contact sport.

One of the big arguments against Dabo Sweeney’s call for spring games between schools is that players could get hurt.  So I doubt the irony is lost here:

… that’s the position in which Tony McNeal finds himself this morning.  In a release, Clemson announced Monday evening that the reserve quarterback suffered a torn ACL on the last offensive play of the Orange & White Spring Football game.  As a result, McNeal will miss the entire 2012 season.

Boy, that’s some awful timing.

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7 responses to “Even in scrimmage, it’s still a contact sport.

  1. Lrgk9

    Hey – at least we didn’t have to worry about anybody getting hurt in the kicking game during G-Day.

    But we do have to worry (AGAIN) about the efficacy of the aforementioned kicking game. We mighta coulda have used the work.

  2. Joe

    Preston Jones

    • sUGArdaddy

      I was there. What was worse was that a bunch of old timers hurt him. We were so thin we played vs. a former lettermen team.

  3. Bulldog Joe

    At least under Swinney’s plan, there is a 50% chance the injury would be someone else’s problem.

  4. TimRankine

    I think he was the fourth-string QB so not a killer to Clem’s title defense in the nation’s best conference. Wait…

  5. Dawgfan Will

    Trinton Sturdivant feels your pain, Tony.

  6. Cojones

    You can’t stop some 3rd or 4th stringer from trying to make a name with a poor hit and risk injury needlessly when playing another school in Spring Game. Your time for players is cut in half since they aren’t playing each other. After Fall practice, you have an ooc that’s on the schedule for a purpose. The downside plainly outweighs the upside.

    Wanna play’em? Put ‘em on the schedule to make it meaningful.