Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins was suspended for the first two games of the season and has been attempting to regain the form that he showcased during his freshman year when he earned All-American honors. However, this week, Watkins will once again miss game action.
The Tigers announced on Thursday that their sophomore wide receiver will not travel with the team for their game against Boston College. Watkins is reportedly suffering from an abdominal virus.
“Sammy has been practicing, but on Tuesday and Wednesday took himself out late in the practice because he was not feeling well,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said. “Today he was worse and after going to the doctor it was determined that he needed to stay here this weekend.”
Watkins has yet to find his rhythm in the two games he has played in this season.
During those two performances, Watkins has hauled in ten catches but has only managed to rack up 76 yards and no receiving touchdowns. It is not the form we are used to seeing from Watkins who burst onto the national scene last year as a true freshman.
Watkins does have one touchdown this season but it came thanks to his arm. He launched a touchdown pass in Clemson’s loss to Florida State last weekend.
While Watkins has suffered yet another setback this season, it looks to be only a matter of time until he becomes the main focus of the Tigers offense yet again.