Swinney gives injury update on Bresee and Thomas

Clemson is close to having two of its star defensive linemen back from injury.

On Tuesday, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney provided updates on defensive tackle Bryan Bresee and defensive end Xavier Thomas.

Bresee, who is battling a non-football medical issue, missed last week’s game against NC State.

Although he will not play against Boston College on Saturday, Swinney said the junior defender should be able to play next week.

“He’s not going to play this week. He’s doing really, really good,” Swinney said. “Everything is great, but they have a protocol in place for him, so they’re going to condition him this week and push him this week. They started that yesterday. He feels great, and all of his numbers are where they need to be. But really just want to push him this week, and then if everything goes well, then I anticipate we’ll get him back going next week.”

Meanwhile, Thomas has yet to play in 2022 after suffering a foot injury in practice before the season started.

The fifth-year defensive end started in 10 games last season, and according to Swinney, his return to the field is imminent.

“He practiced last week. I’ve been saying it every week — he’s right there,” Swinney said. “It’s just Tuesday, so today will be a big day. He was kind of day-to-day last week and didn’t really feel quite there (to return), and he’s kind of right there. He’s better now than he was last week.”


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