Falcons CB Clark Phillips III Suffers Leg Injury In Joint Practice
Aug 8, 2023, 3:34 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah defensive back and current Atlanta Falcon Clark Phillips III was carted off the field in practice today with an injury.
The Athletic’s Josh Kendall reported that the injury isn’t serious and Phillips will be day-to-day.
The Falcons got good news on CB Clark Phillips III this afternoon. The rookie is not seriously injured and will be day-to-day, according to a source.
— Josh Kendall (@JoshTheAthletic) August 8, 2023
During a joint practice with the Miami Dolphins, Phillips suffered an apparent lower leg injury.
The specifics of the injury have yet to be released.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 8, 2023
Atlanta opens its 2023 season against the Carolina Panthers on September 10.
About Clark Phillips III
Prior to his time at the University of Utah, Phillips III attended La Habra High School in California. The Southern California native originally committed to Ohio State before deciding to join the Utes out of high school. He’s the highest-rated recruit to ever sign with the Utah football program.
Phillips III became a starter for Utah’s defense as a true freshman in 2020.
During his first two seasons with the Utes, the cornerback has recorded 86 total tackles, 67 solo tackles, 15 pass breakups, one forced fumble, three interceptions, and two touchdowns.
— Sam Farnsworth (@Samsworth_TV) September 26, 2021
Last season, the Lakewood, California native recorded 24 total tackles, 16 solo tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, six interceptions, and 12 pass breakups in 12 games played.
During his 31 games played with Utah, Phillips had 112 total tackles, 84 solo tackles, five tackles for loss, seven sacks, nine interceptions, 30 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.
The defensive standout helped Utah capture back-to-back Pac-12 Conference titles in his final two seasons with the program.
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