Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Monday morning that quarterback Kelly Bryant is making rapid progress after suffering a concussion in Friday night’s 27-24 defeat at Syracuse.

“Kelly has responded well over the weekend,” Swinney said. “They were pretty encouraged with him… after evaluating him again this (Monday) morning.”

Bryant has been in concussion protocol since being knocked out of the game following a hard tackle with 45 seconds left in the first half.

Bryant, who entered Friday's game leading the team in both rushing and passing and averaging 276.6 yards of offense per game, had been questionable for the Syracuse game early last week after suffering an ankle injury against Wake Forest on Oct. 7.

Clemson has a bye week this week and will be on fall break Monday and Tuesday, which should benefit Bryant.

“We hope he’ll be able to practice this week, but he’ll be out today (Monday) and they’re off tomorrow,” Swinney said. “Hopefully by Wednesday he’ll be out there moving around, but we’re going to be really cautious with him this week. Come Wednesday we’ll have a much better feel for what he’s going to be able to do practice-wise. Then they’ll be off for the weekend.”