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Illness to keep Sammy Watkins out of Clemson’s game vs. BC

After sitting out the first two games of the season due to a suspension, Sammy Watkins was rounding into the game shape he displayed during an All-American season as a true freshman last season.

Unfortunately, that rounding will go on a sabbatical for the upcoming weekend.

The Tigers announced Thursday that the wide receiver will not travel with the team for their game against Boston College. The release announcing the development stated that Watkins is suffering from an abdominal virus.

“Sammy has been practicing, but on Tuesday and Wednesday took himself out late in the practice because he was not feeling well,” said head coach Dabo Swinney. “Today he was worse and after going to the doctor it was determined that he needed to stay here this weekend.”

In his two games this season, Watkins has caught 10 passes, although he’s totaled just 76 yards and scored no touchdowns. He did, though, throw a touchdown pass in the Florida State loss this past Saturday.

Additionally, backup guard Kalon Davis will not play against the Eagles due to a hamstring injury suffered during Thursday’s practice.