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Why Did Clay Leave The Bachelorette?

Clay Had to Make a Really Tough Decision on The Bachelorette — Here's What Happened

Even if you're not a big sports buff, it was hard not to root for pro footballer Clay Harbor during his time on The Bachelorette. Spoiler alert: his departure on the June 11 episode left Becca, and fans, in tears. Clay had proven to be a stand up gentleman from the start — it's simply unfair! Here's what we can tell you about his exit.

Clay was totally in his element playing a football — a group date tailor-made for him — while Becca and a crowd watched. Towards the end of the game, Clay clinched a touchdown for his team, but was immediately on the ground with a noticeable injury. As it turns out, Clay had hurt his wrist badly enough that he had to leave and go to the hospital.

While he returned later in the episode, he told Becca that he had to leave to care for his wrist, which needed immediate surgery. She was visibly upset, but understood that his family (and future wife, whoever that may be) depends on him to earn a paycheck by playing football.

It was a sad departure, and one Bachelor Nation won't soon forget.

Perhaps we'll see him on Bachelor in Paradise?

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