Clemson running back Wayne Gallman was forced to leave the Tigers’ game against NC State on Saturday after suffering an apparent head injury.
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Saturday, Oct. 15
David Hale of ESPN reported Gallman was able to leave the field under his own power, though he was walking gingerly. Clemson Sports Talk noted he was eventually ruled out for the rest of the contest. TigerFanForum confirmed it was a head injury.
Gallman had rushed two times for 14 yards and also caught one pass for 18 yards before exiting the Week 7 game. He entered the matchup with the Wolfpack as the team’s most productive back with 475 yards and five rushing touchdowns on the season.
The junior produced more than 1,700 yards of total offense and 14 TD last season. In September, he attributed his consistent success to his work away from the gameday spotlight, per Brad Senkiw of the Independent Mail.
“You’ve got to practice what you preach. I don’t want to be a guy that says, ‘I want to do this and that’ and I don’t show it,” Gallman said. “Every opportunity out on that practice field is an opportunity to get better, and every opportunity on that practice field is an opportunity to take it on the game field and show what I’ve got.”
Although the extent of Saturday’s setback is unknown at this stage, any type of extended absence would be a massive blow to the Tigers’ offense. His presence in the backfield has taken a lot of pressure off superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Adam Choice figures to get the first opportunity to fill the void, but Clemson is likely to utilize a heavy rotation in the backfield for the time being. C.J. Fuller, Tyshon Dye and Tavien Feaster should all get some touches, as well.
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