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Clemson Offensive Lineman Hurt In Moped Accident

Celebrate a win indoors next time, okay?

The biggest concern right now on the offensive line might be the health of starting left tackle Chris Hairston. Team spokesman Tim Bourret confirmed Hairston suffered injuries in a moped accident Saturday night. Team doctors will evaluate Hairston today and make a determination on his status, Bourret said.

The line has already lost starting right guard Barry Humphries to a possibly season-ending knee injury. Hairston's backup, redshirt freshman Landon Walker, saw his first college action Saturday.

That's just one of several injuries the Tigers are dealing with on both lines:

The line has been hit hard by injuries, though. Senior tackle Rashaad Jackson is out until at least midseason with a knee injury, and Bowden said the defense misses his quickness inside.

Junior tackle Jamie Cumbie is out for the year with a wrist injury, and junior "bandit" end Ricky Sapp missed Saturday's game with a severely bruised knee.

Six of eight players on the defensive line's two-deep are freshmen or sophomores. Seven of eight entered the season without a career start, senior Dorell Scott the lone exception.