CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -Clemson guard Cliff Hammonds said he plans to play Thursday night against Georgia Tech despite breaking the wrist on his non-shooting hand.
Hammonds wore a cast on his right wrist during practice Tuesday. He broke it when he fell while blocking a dunk in the 24th-ranked Tigers' 73-70 victory over Maryland on Sunday night. The senior played the last 16 minutes with the injury.
``I am not going to stop playing the way I am playing, I am still going to give it my all,'' said Hammonds, who has never missed a game at Clemson (21-7, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). ``There is some pain, but not as much as yesterday. Hopefully I will be able to do all I can to help this team beat Georgia Tech.''
While Hammonds said he is ready to go, Clemson coach Oliver Purnell said he won't decide whether to play him against the Yellow Jackets (12-16, 5-9) until after practice Wednesday.
``It appears he can still take care of the basketball,'' Purnell said Tuesday. ``If he can practice tomorrow then we will tape him up with a heavy bandage and he will play on Thursday night.''
Hammonds is second on the team in scoring at 11.9 points per game. He averages 4.0 rebounds and nearly four assists.
Hammonds has played in 128 consecutive games for the Tigers, one shy of the school record for total games. He had started a school-record 124 straight games.
Clemson has battled injuries all season. James Mays has played most of this season with a broken non-shooting hand and missed five games with a hip injury. Sam Perry missed six games in November and December after knee surgery. Demontez Stitt missed two games after having knee surgery.

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