No. 19 Clemson upgrades QB's status to doubtful

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson has upgraded injured quarterback Deshaun Watson's status to ''doubtful'' for its game with Wake Forest.

At the start of the 19th-ranked Tigers bye week, Watson was listed as ''out'' for Thursday night's contest against the Demon Deacons with a broken bone in his throwing hand. The school's updated injury list was released Monday.

Clemson (6-2, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) is seeking its sixth straight victory.

Offensive coordinator Chad Morris said last week Watson had begun throwing a football at workouts.

Coach Dabo Swinney said Watson was making good progress recovering from his injury, which came early in a 23-17 victory over Louisville. Swinney said last week while there was a chance Watson could play at Wake Forest, it was more likely he'd return against Georgia Tech on Nov. 15.

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