October 20, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) warms up prior to the game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

South Carolina Unsure Of Jadeveon Clowney’s Status For Saturday


The South Carolina Gamecocks will be facing one of their toughest challenges when they line up and try to stop the Clemson Tigers offense on Saturday night. Unfortunately for the Gamecocks, they could be without one of the top defensive players in the nation when they take on Clemson.

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who missed last week’s game against Wofford with an injured right foot, could once again be on the shelf.

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier spoke with the media on Tuesday and spoke on Clowney’s status. According to Spurrier, the team will be taking a wait-and-see approach with their defensive star.

“We’ll just have to wait Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday to see what kind of speed (Clowney) is up to and see if he’s going to be able to play in this game,” Spurrier said.

Anytime you lose a player of Clowney’s caliber, it is a devastating blow — especially when the team you are facing averages 535.6 yards per game, which is tied for sixth in the nation. Clowney is always a difference maker when he steps onto the field and the Gamecocks can not afford to have one of the nation’s top defenders watching such a big match up from the sidelines.

Stay tuned to FanSided.com for the latest on Clowney’s status and all things college football.

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