CLEMSON, S.C., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Clemson running back Duane Coleman will miss six to eight weeks with a broken foot.
"The injury took place in a low risk one-on-one drill," Coach Tommy Bowden said Wednesday. "He was tackled and landed wrong, bending the foot. This is a big loss because he was our leading returning rusher from last year and he is a valuable receiver out of the backfield. He can do things that our other backs can't."
Team doctors found the break in X-rays after Coleman was injured Tuesday on the first day of full pads and full contact for fall practice. It was not known if surgery will be required.
Coleman rushed for 615 yards and caught 34 passes for 309 yards last season.
Yusef Kelly, one of the three players to be used in place of Coleman, was Clemson's top rusher in 2002 with 520 yards.