The South Carolina football team had three critical players go down with an injury and miss significant time in the Arkansas game on Saturday afternoon, and second-year head coach Shane Beamer gave a bit of an update on the status of those players.
Immediately following the game, Beamer wasn’t optimistic that linebacker Mohamed Kaba nor Jordan Strachan would have a quick recovery. He was, however, thinking that defensive back Cam Smith would be back sooner rather than later.
The Sunday injury update was very similar.
“Mo Kaba and Jordan Strachan will certainly be out this week and won’t play against Georgia,” Beamer said on Sunday. “We’ll have some more information for you on that once we’re able to talk to those guys a little bit more face-to-face with Mo and Jordan.”
Smith, along with anyone else who were banged and bruised in the game, should be back this week to face Georgia.
“Everybody else should be good,” Beamer said.
That will include defensive back R.J. Roderick, who did not travel to Fayetteville to take part in the game against the Razorbacks.
“RJ told me he felt great and would be playing on Saturday,” Beamer said.
The primary player who has missed the first two games of the season is wide receiver Corey Rucker, who has a lower body injury. He could be back this weekend.
“There’s a chance Corey Rucker may be able to play,” Beamer said.
South Carolina will return to the field next week and play host to Georgia for its first SEC game of the year at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Bulldogs (2-0) walloped Samford on Saturday afternoon 38-0. Kickoff between the Gamecocks and Bulldogs is set for noon with television coverage provided by ESPN.
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