South Carolina's unquestioned leader went down with what appeared to be a serious knee injury on Saturday against the Tennessee Volunteers.
Luckily for the Gamecocks, the injury turned out be a lot less severe than initially feared.
Starting quarterback Connor Shaw will be considered "doubtful" for this Saturday's game against Missouri with a left knee sprain that he suffered late in the fourth quarter against Tennessee. Steve Spurrier said that Shaw was "walking around" on it a bit today and that there was no ligament damage to his knee, according to Heath Cline of 107.5 The Team.
Spurrier: Connor Shaw is "walking around a little bit". No surgery needed, but will be missing practice. No word on how long he may miss.— Heath Cline (@heathradio) October 20, 2013
Shaw, who just a few weeks ago injured his shoulder, seems to be able to avoid major injury as he has throughout his career and has done it again this time. While there is no word on how long he will be out, don't expect the senior quarterback to miss much time in his quest to become the Gamecocks all-time wins leader at quarterback.
Currently, Shaw is 22-5 as the starting quarterback for South Carolina and so far this season he's thrown 1307 yards with 11 touchdowns and one interception while rushing for 397 yards with three touchdowns.
Backup quarterback Dylan Thompson is the expected starting quarterback for this weekend's upcoming game against Missouri.