Swinney updates Kelly Bryant's injury status

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Bryant threw for 200 yards against Wake Forest

Clemson starting quarterback Kelly Bryant left Saturday's game with a left ankle injury in the third quarter of the 28-14 win over Wake Forest.

Head coach Dabo Swinney spoke with the media during his Sunday teleconference and updated Bryant's injury status.

"He came in today and was a little sore and actually was moving around OK," Swinney said. "He is day-to-day and we will see how he progresses the rest of the week."

A reporter asked if Bryant would be able to practice this week.

"Kelly is gonna be just fine, he'll be limited today, but he'll be able to practice this week. If he can't play, we will go to the next guy."

Another reporter asked what would be the gameplan with the backup quarterbacks if Bryant wasn't ready.

"I expect Kelly to be ready to go but if he’s not, we’ll have a plan," Swinney said. "But I'm not going to lay it out for Syracuse."

Bryant was seen in a walking boot on Saturday after the game during interviews and explained the play where he got injured.

"I just got hit high and got hit low and rolled my ankle so I'll be in treatment all week to recover from it," Bryant said.

A reporter asked if he could have gotten back into the game if it was a closer margin.

"I didn't want to force it and make it worse than it was so we tried sideline running on it and it wasn't feeling too good so I didn't wanna rush it and try to get back out there and hurt myself more," Bryant said.

For the Wake Forest game, Bryant was 21-for-29 passing for 200 passing yards with a passing touchdown and an interception.

In 2017, Bryant has completed 107-for-159 passes for 1259 passing yards with four passing touchdowns and four interceptions. He also has seven rushing touchdowns on the season.

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