A back injury and subsequent surgery cost four-star 2013 recruit Tyshon Dye his true freshman season. Another injury a few feet further south, unfortunately, has given the Clemson running back yet another medical obstacle with which to deal.
Dye suffered what was described as a torn Achilles tendon Friday, the school announced. The injury occurred during a winter workout earlier in the day.
While the injury will keep Dye off the field for spring practice, head coach Dabo Swinney is hopeful the player will be “back in time for the fall season.” Whether that means Dye will be healthy enough to participate in summer camp a few months down the road is unclear.
Dye was a four-star member of the Tigers’ 2013 recruiting class, rated as the No. 16 running back in the country. Coming off a redshirt for his true freshman season, Dye was expected to be a part of a stable of backs looking to replace the production lost by the departure of leading rusher Roderick McDowell.