CLEMSON -- DeAndre Hopkins, the second-leading receiver on Clemson's football team, was injured in an auto accident Tuesday morning and did not accompany the Clemson team to Miami, where the Tigers will begin practicing for next week's Orange Bowl.
Clemson will play West Virginia in the Jan. 4 bowl game at 8 p.m.
Hopkins, a sophomore, was driving from his home to Clemson Memorial Stadium to meet his teammates for the bus ride to the airport. Hopkins suffered a mild concussion in the accident, but does not have any other serious injuries.
"First of all, we are relieved that DeAndre is going to be all right," said Clemson coach Dabo Swinney. "He is lucky. We are told he does not have any serious injuries and we hope to have him join us soon. Obviously, DeAndre is one of the main parts of our offense and this would be a big loss if he is not able to play.
"But, it is too soon to speculate one way or another on his status for the game eight days from now."
Hopkins has 62 receptions for 871 yards and four touchdowns this season. He is second to Sammy Watkins on the Clemson team in receptions and reception yards.
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