Monday’s Clemson practice will be the first time Kelly Bryant has tested his injured ankle since departing early against Syracuse, but he says the plan is for him to start Saturday against Georgia Tech.
Bryant told assembled media Monday that he did not practice with the team during the bye week, but stayed close to the coaching staff receiving mental reps in preparation for the Tigers’ home contest against the Yellow Jackets in Death Valley.
He said that he felt fine going into the game against Syracuse, but felt a tweak in the first quarter that caused him to limp more noticeably. Despite being less than 100 percent, Bryant felt that he was still able to contribute before receiving the concussion that knocked him out of the game.
Bryant has not run on his ankle yet, saying that Monday’s practice is the first time he will test out its durability. When asked to put a percentage on how his ankle felt, he responded with “80 to 85 percent” back to normal.
If Bryant cannot go Saturday, the job rests on the shoulders of Zerrick Cooper, who played the entire second half against Syracuse, or true freshman Hunter Johnson.
To hear Bryant’s session with the media, click below: