Clemson running back Andre Ellington will need surgery to correct the injured ligament in his big toe. Dabo Swinney called the injury “turf toe, with a little something else” on Saturday. The post surgery rehab time is about four months.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that the doctor Ellington met with last week told him the injury will not get worse this year and if he continues to get it treated he may be able to return for the final two games of the regular season. If the toe responds to the treatment Ellington could return for the game at Wake Forest on November 20th. He would wait until after the season to undergo the surgery.
If Ellington’s toe doesn’t respond to the rehab, he will shut it down in a few weeks and opt for the surgery sooner, rather than later.
Swinney said once Ellington has the surgery, he expected to make a 100 percent recovery.