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South Carolina TE suffers torn triceps in scrimmage

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South Carolina tight end Rory Anderson suffered a torn triceps during a scrimmage Saturday. The injury will reportedly force Anderson to miss the remainder of the spring practice at South Carolina next week.

As described by The Post and Courier, Anderson performed well in the scrimmage before having to cut his day short due to injury. Anderson recorded a 52-yard touchdown catch, which turned out to be his final play of the spring.

“He was stiff-arming a guy, and pulled it or something,” head coach Steve Spurrier said. “Hopefully that can be repaired by the time August gets here.”

At this time there is no timetable for a recovery for Anderson. The severity of the injury still must be determined before any estimates can be made. If the tear is sever enough, Anderson could realistically miss some playing time during the 2014 season.

“If it’s torn off the muscle, then they would have to go in there and repair it,” Spurrier said. “Hopefully he’ll be ready to go by next year.”

On the bright side, Spurrier seems pleased with his stable of tight ends this spring.

“The tight ends caught everything,” Spurrier said in a statement commenting on Saturday’s scrimmage. “Jacob August likes to play. He can catch the ball very well. He’s doing very well. (Kelvin) Rainey and Jerell (Adams) also some good plays in there.”

Last season Anderson recorded 235 receiving yards on 17 receptions.