Former Clemson University running back C.J. Fuller died of a pulmonary thromboembolism and deep vein thrombosis connected to a football-related knee injury, according to a report made public Tuesday by the Pickens County Coroner's Office.
Fuller, 22, died Oct. 3.
Kelley said Tuesday that Fuller had injured his knee Aug. 12 at the J.B. Owens Sports Complex in Easley. He had surgery to repair the injury on Sept. 19, Kelley said
His death is connected to that knee injury, the coroner said.
Fuller was doing physical therapy for the injury and began to experience chest pains in the moments before his death, his aunt Zola Fuller Beeks said after his death in an interview with the Independent Mail and The Greenville News.