Injury Updates; Tigers Practicing Well

CLEMSON – What a difference a day makes. Less than 24 hours after eight starters on the Clemson football team were either hurt or sick, it appears the team is getting healthier and on the road to recovery.

Leading the way is in the recovery is receiver Tyler Grisham, who sustained a concussion at Duke Saturday. He practiced at full strength Tuesday night and said he is 100 percent healthy and ready to play against Wake Forest.

"I think I could have played against Duke if they needed me," Grisham said. "But we were way up and the first team had already been pulled."

Grisham said that the hit was vicious enough that he doesn't remember getting up off the ground, but that he does remember falling after taking three steps. He also said that it's the third time he's had a concussion since high school.

Having the junior receiver at full strength is imperative for the No. 20 Tigers since Jacoby Ford is out for the year.

"I'm ready to get out there," he said. "As a team, I think we see what we can accomplish and it all has to start with Wake Forest."

In other injury news, starting cornerback Chris Chancellor told CUTigers.com that he is 90 percent healthy from a sprained ankle and that he was able to do so much more in practice than he could Monday night. He said he will be ready to play Saturday as well.

Defensive tackle Rashaad Jackson also told CUTigers.com that he is 75 percent healthy from a bad sprained knee and that he wasn't sure if he'd be able to play. He said he will have a better idea come Thursday.

Wide receiver Aaron Kelly was much better than he was Monday. He had a bad case of the flu and was forced to miss Monday's practice. While he's still a little under the weather, he said he's feeling better.

Also, reserve Scotty Cooper had his knee scoped Tuesday afternoon and everything went well. In fact, there is even a chance he could play against Boston College because the damage was so minimal.

QUICK HITS: As defensive coordinator Vic Koenning was walking off the practice field, he looked at the collection of media and spouted unsolicited that it's possible that the Tigers defense had their best practice Tuesday night since he's been at Clemson. …

Head coach Tommy Bowden said he can sense an upbeat and focused team since Florida State's win over Boston College Saturday night. This makes two straight days the coaching staff has liked the way the team has practiced. Of course, he said the same thing leading up to the Virginia Tech game.

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