USC Gamecocks Football

Muschamp announces 3 veterans back from injury, freshman could return by year’s end

South Carolina freshman tailback Kevin Harris was done for the season. Now it appears he’s not.

Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said the Georgia product, who has surgery to repair a torn ligament, will be able to return to the field by the end of the year.

Muschamp also said a trio of players, Rico Dowdle, Dakereon Joyner, Randrecous Davis practiced Tuesday and are expected to play on Saturday against UGA.

Dowdle tweaked an ankle against Kentucky. Joyner missed the game with a hamstring issue.

Harris ran for 147 yards against Charleston Southern. He got in against Alabama, so he’d only be able to play two more games and still redshirt.

Joyner has been a multi-threat player, operating as a change-of-pace QB in a backup role for Ryan Hilinski, and as a slot wide receiver, a position he’d never played before the season.

David has missed the entire season thus far with an ankle injury suffered in camp in August.

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Who: South Carolina (2-3, 1-2 SEC) at No. 3 Georga (5-0, 2-0 SEC)

When: Noon, Saturday

Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia

TV: ESPN

Line: Georgia by 24

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