Clemson CB Malcolm Greene out for season with groin injury 3:56 PM ET Associated Press CLEMSON, S.C. -- 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). Editor's Picks Latest projections for CFP, New Year's Six and every other bowl game 2d Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach What is TCU's margin for error? Key questions before latest CFP rankings reveal 8h Heather Dinich and Adam Rittenberg 1 Related 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.