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Clemson QB Deshaun Watson leaves game against Georgia Tech with apparent left knee injury

  • Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, right, is tackled by Georgia Tech's Quayshawn Nealy in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, right, is tackled by Georgia Tech's Quayshawn Nealy in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, rear, throws a pass as by teammate Reid Webster blocks during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, rear, throws a pass as by teammate Reid Webster blocks during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

Quarterback Deshaun Watson has left No. 18 Clemson's game against No. 24 Georgia Tech with an apparent left knee injury.

Watson, who returned as a starter after missing three games with a broken bone in his right hand, was hurt when making a cut late in the first quarter of Saturday's game. Watson ran for 7 yards and a first down before falling to the ground and grabbing his left knee.

Watson, a freshman, walked off the field and was escorted to the locker room. Clemson did not have an immediate update on the severity of his injury.

Cole Stoudt replaced Watson and had a pass intercepted on his third play by Jamal Golden and returned 93 yards for a touchdown.