Kept off the field after being injured this past weekend, the availability of prized freshman Jadeveon Clowney for South Carolina’s game this weekend remains very much up in the air.
The defensive end suffered a concussion in the win over The Citadel Saturday, and did not practice either Tuesday or Wednesday. Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson said Wednesday that he was unsure if Clowney would be available for the regular-season finale against Clemson, and that it will be up to the medical staff to determine whether he’s a go or not.
“He’s not been able to get a good practice week in,” Johnson said quotes distributed by the team. “With those concussions, it’s just whether he passes the tests if they release him. We don’t have the word yet.”
Clowney, the consensus top player in the 2011 recruiting class, has lived up to the hype heaped upon him prior to his arrival. As a true freshman, Clowney is currently second on the Gamecocks in sacks (five) and tackles for loss (nine).