Clemson QB Kelly Bryant expected to play against Syracuse

When asked Tuesday about the status of starting quarterback Kelly Bryant, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was fairly coy.

But Wednesday, Swinney told reporters that Bryant is “ready to go” for Clemson’s Friday night matchup at Syracuse, according to Matt Connolly of The State.

Bryant has been able to practice this week after leaving the Tigers’ Week 6 game against Wake Forest in the third quarter with an ankle injury. Prior to exiting the game, Bryant completed 21 of 29 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown. Bryant also rushed for 39 yards.

In Bryant’s absence, freshmen Hunter Johnson and Zerrick Cooper both saw playing time, with Johnson significantly outplaying Cooper.

The Clemson injury report also confirmed that cornerback Marcus Edmond will miss his fifth straight game due to a foot injury. The only new absence expected this week is backup linebacker Jalen Williams, who Swinney said sprained the AC joint in his shoulder.

Williams has made 12 tackles, including one tackle for loss, in six games this season.

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