QB Boyd returns to practice for No. 8 Clemson



CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd says he has been cleared to practice with a strained hip he injured against Boston College that appeared much more severe than it turned out.

Boyd sat out Monday’s workout as he recovered from the hard hit by Eagles defensive end Max Holloway early in the third quarter of last week’s 36-14 Tigers’ victory. Coach Dabo Swinney says Boyd will get all the work with starters as the eighth-ranked Tigers (6-0, 3-0) prepare to take on Maryland this Saturday.

Boyd said Tuesday that he’s not sore, although he experiences some stiffness in his left hip if he sits too long.

Boyd has a reputation for toughing out injuries. He tore a knee ligament in high school but played out the season before having surgery.