Clemson backup quarterback Cole Stoudt dealing with knee swelling, QB depth a question mark
CLEMSON - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said backup quarterback Cole Stoudt is dealing with swelling in his left knee, a chronic condition which could eventually require surgery. The swelling could also further complicate Clemson’s quarterback depth beyond starter Tajh Boyd.
Swinney told reporters Tuesday that Stoudt has suffered swelling in his knee since he broke his leg in high school. While the swelling has typical been minimal it become more severe since spring practice. Swinney said Stoudt’s condition has improved recently but that it will likely eventually require surgery to repair.
Clemson’s quarterback depth already took a hit this offseason when reserve quarterback Tony McNeal tore his ACL in the spring game in April.
Stoudt was the No. 2 quarterback to Boyd last year though he was being pushed by Morgan Roberts in spring practice.
If Stoudt’s condition worsens or requires immediate surgery it could open up the door for incoming freshman quarterback Chad Kelly to charge up the depth chart.