Clemson rising junior guard Clyde Trapp suffered a torn ACL in a practice Friday, an MRI confirmed. The injury was first reported by Larry Williams of Tiger Illustrated.
Clemson had been preparing for next week’s trip to the World University Games in Italy, where they’ll represent the United States. Trapp suffered the injury in Friday's practice.
“This is tough and unfortunate for Clyde and our team. Clyde is a very hard worker and was putting together a strong summer. I know he will continue that momentum when he returns to action,” said head coach Brad Brownell in a school release.
The former News19 Player of the Week from Lower Richland High School averaged six points and 3.4 rebounds per game this past season and is Clemson’s second leading scorer returning. He also took over the starting job at point guard in the NIT after Shelton Mitchell was shut down due to a knee injury.
Most knee injuries of this kind will keep an athlete sidelined for several months. So, much like with UNC Asheville transfer Jonathan Baehre, Trapp will be working hard to get back to full status with perhaps a January timetable in play. But that won't be known later this year.
Trapp came to Clemson after an outstanding career at Lower Richland where he ended his senior season with a state championship.