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Gamecocks RB out at least two more weeks with ankle injury

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South Carolina is happy to have running back and preseason Heisman candidate Marcus Lattimore back after a season-ending knee injury last year. However, running back health is still somewhat of an issue for the Gamecocks.

Steve Spurrier announced after Sunday’s practice that sophomore Brandon Wilds is still recovering from a sprained ankle that’s been nagging him for part of fall practices. Wilds is expected to miss two to three more weeks and could possibly redshirt since South Carolina is deep at the running back spot.

Behind Lattimore is fifth-year senior Kenny Miles and freshman Mike Davis. Reserve back Shon Carson had season-ending wrist surgery last week.

Wilds took over the USCe backfield last season when Lattimore went down with his knee injury and ended up starting five of the final six games. He finished with nearly 500 yards and three touchdowns as a true freshman, good enough to be second-best on the team.

South Carolina opens the season on Thursday at Vanderbilt (can’t wait!) before hosting East Carolina and UAB in early nonconference play.

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7 Responses to “Gamecocks RB out at least two more weeks with ankle injury”
  1. buckeye94 says: Aug 26, 2012 8:20 PM

    Iowa of the SEC?

  2. roundup5 says: Aug 26, 2012 9:45 PM

    That’s three tough opponents to start the season!

  3. floridacock says: Aug 27, 2012 7:30 AM

    Nope, just one tough one. But nobody wants our schedule after that.

  4. jtm12180 says: Aug 27, 2012 8:12 AM

    roundup5 says: Aug 26, 2012 9:45 PM

    That’s three tough opponents to start the season!

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    care to run your trap about their schedule Oct 6 – Nov 10?! funny how you failed to mention that portion

  5. normtide says: Aug 27, 2012 8:13 AM

    Didnt usc have a mike davis at rb a few years back?

  6. cuckflemson says: Aug 27, 2012 2:49 PM

    Your probably thinking of his big brother James Davis. He played at Clemson though.

  7. mugsy666 says: Sep 4, 2012 1:39 PM

    South Carolina had a running back named Mike Davis from 2004-2008.

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