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South Carolina loses pair of safeties to season-ending injuries

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South Carolina’s defensive secondary will be a bit thinner this week after the loss of two players to season-ending injuries. South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp announced on Sunday the Gamecocks have lost safeties Jamyest Williams and Javon Charleston for the remainder of the season due to injury.

Williams, a sophomore, is out with a shoulder surgery. Charleston, a redshirt junior, is out with a foot injury. Both players will undergo surgery this week to address their respective injuries.

Williams injured his shoulder two weeks ago in a game against Tennessee and played through the injury against Ole Miss over the weekend. After making four tackles against the Rebels, shutting things down for the year was apparently in the best interest for his health going forward and gives him plenty of time to be in the best shape possible for the 2019 season. There was no indication on what this shoulder surgery would mean for his offseason plans ahead of spring practices and off-season conditioning.

Charleston was reinstated at the start of the season after an offseason arrest for an alleged assault and battery and following through on a pretrial intervention program as a first-time offender. Despite previously being considered a candidate to be a starting safety, Charleston has largely been a contributor on special teams this season with eight total tackles.