Sep 14, 2019; Syracuse, NY, USA; Clemson Tigers linebacker James Skalski (47) reacts to a defense play against the Syracuse Orange during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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Clemson LB Skalski (groin) sidelined indefinitely

Clemson linebacker James Skalski will be sidelined indefinitely with a groin injury, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday.

The 6-foot, 240-pound fifth-year senior missed No. 1 Clemson’s 47-21 victory against Syracuse on Saturday with the injury, and Swinney said an MRI on Monday revealed more significant damage. Skalski will require surgery.

“That is a big loss for us,” Swinney said. “He will miss a few games, unfortunately. It’s in the groin area and we will have to see how he responds.”

Skalski tallied 27 tackles during the Tigers’ first five games. He returned a fumble 17 yards for a touchdown in a 49-0 win against the Citadel on Sept. 19.

During his first full season as a starter in 2019, Skalski racked up 90 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 15 games.

Clemson (6-0, 5-0 ACC) hosts Boston College (4-2, 3-2) on Saturday.

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