The South Carolina Gamecocks are going to have to shake off their loss to Tennessee this past Saturday rather quickly, as they have a division showdown looming with the top dogs of the SEC East at the moment, the Missouri Tigers. But shaking that off and getting ready for the battle will be a little tougher now as they may have to do so without starting quarterback Connor Shaw.
In the loss to the Volunteers, Shaw went down in the second half with what looked like a pretty serious knee injury at the time. Later on in the evening, it was confirmed that Shaw had suffered a severely sprained knee, with the good news that no surgery would be necessary.
But, according to his head coach Steve Spurrier, that doesn’t necessarily mean that he’ll be ready to go come the Mizzou game:
“Injury-wise, Connor Shaw is actually walking around a little bit,” Spurrier said on his Sunday teleconference. “They’re calling it a knee sprain. No surgery or anything. I’m not sure what his status will be later in the week. He’s obviously not practicing the first two, three days.
If Connor Shaw is indeed not ready, experienced backup Dylan Thompson will be handed the reins of the offense.