David Cloninger

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Cloninger Soundoff: Good news on the injury front

08/19/2013 11:24 PM

08/20/2013 3:37 PM

Finally some clarification — and good news — for the Gamecocks.

The first thing I saw when I hit practice Monday was Jerell Adams walking around in a boot and a yellow jersey. With Rory Anderson out with a hamstring, that triggered thoughts that the top tight end duo in the SEC, maybe the country, was going to be replaced by Drew Owens and Kelvin Rainey on Aug. 29.

But Adams (twisted ankle) and Anderson (hamstring) should be fine in a few days, coach Steve Spurrier said, and Bruce Ellington (hamstring) should also be OK. Knowing Ellington, there’s no way he misses the season-opener.

It’s relief for a team that’s mostly avoided serious injuries but was looking grim as to who was going to catch the football with three top targets out. All should be ready to go against the Tar Heels, and Connor Shaw (thumb) practiced fully Monday and will be around to fling the football to them.


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