The latest on Carlos Watkins

Carlos Watkins was one of the passengers in a car that was involved in a fatal accident near his home in North Carolina on Saturday night.

One of the passengers in the car that Watkins was riding in died.

During his weekly Sunday teleconference, Dabo Swinney updated the status of Watkins.

"Fortunately, he's OK," Swinney said. "Hopefully, he'll be back here tomorrow…A really tough situation for him right now."

They spoke on Sunday morning.

"He thinks he's fine. They checked him out pretty well," Swinney said. "The biggest thing is he was kind of compressed in the car, in his chest area. He was in there for over two hours before they could get him out of the car.

"They kept him last night for observation. He was doing pretty good this morning, from an injury standpoint. He's very fortunate, very, very fortunate."

Watkins, a sophomore, has played in all three games this season. A starter in the season opener, he's logged 90 snaps, which is second most among the regulars in the defensive tackle rotation.

He has 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback pressure. Top Stories