Two weeks ago, Connor Shaw injured his left knee in a loss at Tennessee. Then he braced the knee up and fought through illness to lead South Carolina to an upset win at Missouri last weekend. His illness kept him off the practice field on Monday and Tuesday.
Yesterday, the Gamecocks’ talisman was back on the practice field, prepping for Saturday’s date with Mississippi State in Columbia. Steve Spurrier’s take:
“He should be fine (for Saturday), but it is unusual you haven’t seen your starting quarterback since last Saturday night. He’s had a bug that is hard to shake…
Hopefully, he’s got an idea of what we’re doing (gameplan-wise). He’s played an awful lot so he doesn’t have to practice too much.”
Quarterbacks coach GA Mangus agreed that Shaw should be “ready to go” this weekend. “He’ll get a good night sleep and hopefully get a bunch of (the reps on Thursday.”
South Carolina’s offense immediately came to life when a less-than-100% Shaw entered the game at Mizzou. Down 17-0 with less than 13 minutes to play, the Cocks rallied to tie and then won 27-24 in overtime.