Oct. 28, 1999
CLEMSON, S.C.–Clemson freshman point guard Edward Scott, who was battling for a starting position on Larry Shyatt’s young team, suffered a broken bone in his left foot at practice Wednesday night and will undergo surgery on Friday morning.
Scott suffered the injury during a drill in practice, breaking the fifth metatarsal bone. Clemson orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Bowman will insert a pin in the injured foot during surgery on Friday. Scott will play with the pin in the foot the entire season.
Scott, a 6-0 guard from Eastover, SC, attended Lower Richland High School and was the state 4A Player of the Year last year. He is a candidate to replace four-year starter Terrell McIntyre.
Scott may miss the season opener against East Tennessee State on November 19th and the November 21st contest with Wofford.
As a result of injuries, Shyatt has cancelled a planned scrimmage on Friday afternoon. Clemson will play its first exhibition game on Friday evening, November 5 against a team from Australia.
“The injury to Edward Scott is disappointing,” said Shyatt. “He was making progress. An injury can force teammates to work harder and step up their game. And, Edward could learn by observing from the sidelines. Sometimes that vantage point can improve your game from the intellectual point of view.”
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