Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson said there is a good chance he plays against Alabama.
The Tigers are facing the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff national championship game.
“There's a very good chance I'll play,” Lawson said. “I'm just trying to get my knee stronger before Monday.”
Lawson left Clemson’s semifinal game against Oklahoma with a sprained MCL in his left knee. Lawsone was injured during the first quarter and initially returned to the game before sitting back down.
An All-America defender, Lawson made 54 tackles and 9 1/2 sacks during the regular season for the Tigers. The junior announced his plans to enter the 2016 NFL draft earlier this month.