South Carolina could get a couple of injured one-time starters back for Saturday’s game against Clemson.
Defensive lineman Aaron Sterling has missed the last two games after suffering a knee injury against Ole Miss but returned to practice in a limited capacity on Tuesday. Sterling, who has started four games at end this year, has 15 tackles and a sack this year.
“Hoping to get Aaron Sterling back,” head coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday. “I’m hoping to get him back at least in a part-time role.”
Running back Ty’Son Williams, who has started two games this year, still is wearing a cast due to a broken bone in hand suffered against Ole Miss. The cast has kept him out of the last two games, but the team’s doctors are hoping to have him in a smaller brace by Saturday, which would allow him to return to the field against the Tigers.
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Defensive back Jaycee Horn (ankle) practiced Tuesday and will play Saturday, Muschamp said.
The Gamecocks (6-4) take on No. 2 Clemson (11-0) on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Tigers have won four straight in the rivalry.