Boyd talks hip injury

CLEMSON - Tajh Boyd met with the media for the first-time since his hip injury against Boston College last week.

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In his previous public appearance, the redshirt sophomore quarterback from Hampton, Va. was riding shotgun as he was carted from the sideline to the locker room during the third quarter of Saturday's homecoming win.

"Watching games that night, after I went home, they kept showing the play and it really looks nasty," Boyd said at the West End Zone on Tuesday.

Days after results on his x-rays and MRI showed up negative, Boyd insisted that his ailing left hip isn't so bad.

"I'm not really sore at all," he said. "The only thing that really happens is I may get stiff if I'm sitting in one spot for a while. My knees get stiff if I'm like that. The older you get, that kind of comes with it.

"I've just got to keep on stretching it at all times, just keep it moving. I'll be fine."

Boyd missed practice on Monday, but plans to go on Tuesday.

"We're going to see how I do at practice today," he said. "We're going to try to do it all full speed. I'm just ready to go out there and get started."

On Monday, and again Tuesday morning, Boyd worked with trainers to test his range of motion and flexibility.

"The range of motion is fine, same as before. Everything I was doing felt like I was running before," he said.

His first throws since the injury won't be made until today.

Boyd has completed 119 of 194 passes for 1,742 yards and 15 touchdowns. The nation's 16th most efficient passer has thrown just two interceptions.


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