Clemson starting safety R.J. Mickens will miss N.C. State game, possibly more

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney shared important injury updates during his weekly Tuesday press conference, updating the status of starting safety R.J. Mickens

According to Swinney, Mickens had his appendix taken out on Monday and will miss Saturday’s game at NC State and possibly more time.

“Mickens is going to be out… They had to take his appendix out yesterday,” Swinney said. “Stomach ache and hurting. He had appendicitis. So, he’ll be fine, but you’ve got to heal up from getting that taken out… It’s a tough break for us there for sure.”

Mickens has started all seven of Clemson’s games, performing at a high level. Through seven games, he has totaled 37 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, three pass breakups, two quarterback pressures, and a fumble recovery.

Story originally appeared on Clemson Wire