Of course Bryson Allen-Williams got hurt against Kentucky last year. He’s never had any luck against the Wildcats.
South Carolina’s senior linebacker suffered a shoulder injury on the 10th play of that game and realized as the 23-13 loss wore on that it was not a minor injury.
“As I kept playing, I felt it keep sliding out so I knew something was wrong,” he said. “The doctors told me the best option was to go ahead and get the surgery.”
That surgery ended his season, but he knew immediately that he would be returning rather than heading off to the NFL and part of the reason is because of Kentucky. South Carolina has lost four straight games to the Wildcats, and Allen-Williams has played in all of them.
“I couldn’t leave the way I left,” Allen-Williams said. “We lost to Kentucky. We haven’t beaten Kentucky the four years I’ve been here. That’s one of the reasons, just that game alone.”
Allen-Williams had 10 tackles and two sacks before being injured last year.