Jan 8, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA;Florida Gators forward Casey Prather (24), guard/forward DeVon Walker (25) and forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) blocks South Carolina Gamecocks guard Tyrone Johnson (4) shot during the first half at Stephen C. O

South Carolina's Tyrone Johnson out indefinitely


The South Carolina Gamecocks will be without point guard Tyrone Johnson for an extended period of time.

Johnson suffered a fractured right foot that will indeed require surgery, according to ESPN.com.

Johnson suffered the injury in Wednesday night’s 75-67 loss at Texas A&M when he stepped on an official’s foot in the first half. Johnson was re-examined when the team returned to South Carolina.

The 6-foot-3 transfer from Villanova came into the week averaging a team-leading 11.9 points a game. He has played in 16 games, nine of those as a starter.

This is bad news for a Gamecocks’ squad that has already lost former point guard Bruce Ellington. Ellington, who played football for Steve Spurrier at South Carolina, declared for the NFL Draft.

Johnson, a 6’3, 194 lb. junior from Plainfield, New Jersey, is averaging 11.2 points, 3.4 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 0.6 steals in 26.9 minutes per game. He’s shooting 39.1% from the field, 42.1% from beyond the arc and 75.3% from the free throw line.

Johnson sat out last season after transferring from Villanova.

South Carolina will next be in action Saturday when they host the Ole Miss Rebels.

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