Thomas gives update on his injury

Thomas gives update on his injury


Thomas gives update on his injury


Clemson defensive end Xavier Thomas has yet to play this season after suffering a broken foot during preseason camp.

Dabo Swinney said Tuesday that “he’s close,” though Clemson’s head coach is still unsure if the senior will be available for Saturday’s top-10 matchup with N.C. State at Memorial Stadium.

On Tuesday, Thomas was asked via Twitter if he could give a “real timeline” on his recovery and when he might be back on the field.

Thomas then replied with an in-depth update on his status. You can read his full response below:

“As frustrated as I am being asked this question over and over. I’ll give you an answer. Coach Swinney nor I can give you a “real timeline” I’m currently 6 weeks out of surgery from a broken foot. I was hoping to be back LA Tech week, but I’ve come to learn it is not up to me. Im done trying to map it out myself. I am on Gods timing and on his schedule because his plan is always better than my plan. It is still too much pain to go play full speed, am I making progress everyday. YES. A lot of it everyday because Ive been working my ass off and havent wasted a day during this process and Im in the best shape of my entire life and can’t wait to show the world what I can do and what this Clemson family deserves out of me. Right now it is day to day and hoping I can go this week. If not this week, the same with next week. Either way I will be back very soon. The wait will be 100% worth it. Trust HIM!”

A multi-time all-conference selection, Thomas is credited with 112 career tackles (27.5 for loss), 12.5 sacks, five pass breakups, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 1,333 snaps over 46 games (19 starts).

The Florence, S.C., native was a third-team All-ACC selection last season, when he recorded 27 tackles (5.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, a pass breakup and a team-high 17 quarterback pressures over 12 games (10 starts).

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