CLEMSON, S.C. (AP)Clemson will be without junior defensive back Malcolm Greene for the rest of the season due to a groin injury.

Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday Greene would need an operation and would not be available going forward.

No. 9 Clemson (9-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) closes league play Saturday at home against Miami (5-5, 3-3).

Greene is a 5-foot-10, 195-pound defender from Richmond, Virginia. He played in seven games with two starts this season, making eight tackles with an interception in a win over Louisiana Tech in September.

Greene is the latest hit to a banged-up defense. Clemson is without starting defensive end Xavier Thomas, who underwent an operation on an injured foot this week and won’t return.

Linebacker Trenton Simpson, the team’s second-leading tackler, missed last week’s win over Louisville and his status this week is up in the air.

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