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3:38 PM, Apr 15, 2013   |    comments
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Clemson, SC-Starting tight end Sam Cooper and reserve quarterback Chad Kelly both suffered torn ACL injuries during Clemson's Spring Football Game this past Saturday.

The injuries happened in the first quarter just nine plays apart in the contest at Memorial Stadium.  

Head Coach Dabo Swinney made the announcement on Monday afternoon.            

Cooper was injured after making a five-yard yard reception from Kelly near the home sideline on the 11th play of the scrimmage.  Kelly suffered his injury just nine plays later, the 20th play of the scrimmage, when he made a 17-yard run.  Kelly finished the day 6-7 for 43 yards passing and a touchdown and had 4-23 rushing.            

Offensive lineman Kalon Davis also suffered a knee injury in the first period, but his injury is not serious.            

Cooper played in all 13 games last year, three as a starter, and had 10 receptions 93 yards and two touchdowns.   He was listed as Clemson's first-team tight end for 2013.Kelly  red-shirted last season.            

The status for both players in 2013 is unknown at this time.    

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