Clemson’s secondary will be down a defensive back this weekend when they take on Florida State. Junior corner back Garry Peters suffered a foot injury in practice on Wednesday and will have surgery on Friday.
Roy Philpott of CUTigers.com announced the news via Twitter on Thursday evening. Peters is listed second on Clemson’s depth chart, behind Bashaud Breeland. Peters recorded a season high eight tackles in Clemson’s biggest game of the season, a week one victory at home over Georgia. He also recorded seven tackles against Syracuse two weeks ago.
Clemson may not be losing a starting defensive back, but losing a top back-up going in to a game as important as the one Clemson will play this weekend is clearly not great. Florida State enters this weekend with one of the top passing offenses in the ACC, so having as many options available to combat that game plan would have been beneficial for Clemson.