COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer mentioned anticipated starting quarterback Luke Doty sprained his foot and could miss the team’s season opener.
Beamer mentioned Saturday that Doty, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound 2d-365 days passer, bought his foot accidently stepped on at direct Friday. Exams showed that the damage turned into as soon as now not as contaminated as in the origin feared and that Doty turned into as soon as hopeful he could play in the team’s first recreation against Eastern Illinois on Sept. 4.
Doty started the perfect two video games closing season because the Gamecocks went 2-8. He done 43 of 71 passes for 405 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Beamer mentioned there turned into as soon as no reason to fear about the quarterback predicament as Doty will be day after day with the damage going forward.
“Luke’s in noteworthy spirits and is optimistic he’ll be in a establish to play in the foremost recreation,” Beamer mentioned. “But when he’s now not, it’ll be rapidly after that.”
If Doty can’t stride, the Gamecocks will count on St. Francis (Pennsylvania) switch Jason Brown or freshman Colten Gauthier, neither who has taken a snap in a recreation for South Carolina.
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