South Carolina, down 17-7 at one point, has fought their way back on the road against Tennessee to take a slim 21-20 lead early in the fourth quarter. Trying to keep their SEC East hopes alive, QB Connor Shaw hasn’t had one of his best outings in this one, as he has just 161 yards through the air, with one TD and his first interception in nearly a year.
Sadly, it just got worse.
Early on in this fourth quarter, Shaw was sacked on a play and went down hard on his left knee and needed to be helped off the field. It appears to be a significant knee injury, as the telecast recently showed Shaw sprawled out on the trainer’s table being examined, and in some obvious pain.
Backup Dylan Thompson has stepped in for Shaw at the moment, and thankfully for the Gamecocks, he has some experience as he’s seen a good amount of snaps in his career.
ESPN’s Tom Luginbill has just provided an update on Shaw, and it’s been determined that the QB has a left knee strain and will not return to the game.
[h/t] SB Nation