After a tumultuous week that included the dismissal of their starting quarterback for the past two-and-half years, South Carolina’s finally on the receiving end of some good news.
Star defensive end Melvin Ingram suffered a foot injury two weeks ago in a loss to Auburn and played sparingly in a win over Kentucky this past Saturday. Following practice Thursday, it appears the defensive line is 100-percent healthy and ready for the Gamecocks’ SEC road test against Mississippi State.
“He should be ready to roll,” assistant head coach (defense) Ellis Johnson said after watching Ingram wrap up a full week’s worth of fully participating in practice.
Ingram is currently first in the SEC and tied for seventh in the country with 5.5 sacks.
In other Gamecocks injury news on the defensive side of the ball, starting cornerback Marty Markett continues to recover from a concussion. Johnson said he was unsure whether Markett will start this weekend.
“I wish he would have had more days of practice, but physically he’s fine,” the coach said.