Clemson RB Ellington undegoes ankle surgery
CLEMSON — Clemson running back Andre Ellington had surgery to remove scar tissue from his ankle on Thursday. The Berkeley High product will miss Saturday’s spring game but is expected to be healthy for summer practice.
The surgery removed scar tissue from his ankle which formed after Ellington sustained an ankle sprain. Clemson said the surgery had been planned.
Ellington has missed time to injury in each of the last two seasons.
Ellington is coming of a season in which he ran for 1,178 yards.
• Oklahoma transfer LB Kellen Jones is looking for a secure football home to finish his career after bouncing from Michigan to Oklahoma and now to Clemson.
Jones committed to the Tigers over Purdue. In an email, Jones said his high comfort level with the Clemson staff and the school was a major reason for picking the Tigers.
“I know coach Brent Venables, I believe in coach V, I trust coach V, my parents trust and believe in coach V, and I know he will help me become a better player and teammate,” Jones said about his former position coach at Oklahoma who is in his first year as Clemson’s defensive coordinator.