Clemson WR Thompson will miss playoffs with wrist injury

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson backup receiver Trevion Thompson will miss his team's College Football Playoff run with a fractured wrist.

Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Thompson, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound sophomore, hurt himself in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship victory over Virginia Tech and had surgery to place a pin in his wrist. Swinney said Thompson was out for the rest of this season and probably would not be ready to return until the second half of spring practice next year.

Thompson, from Durham, North Carolina, played in all 13 games this season. He had 11 catches for 108 yards and a touchdown.

The third-ranked Tigers (12-1; No. 2 CFP) face No. 2 Ohio State (11-1; No. 3 CFP) in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Eve.

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