The Gamecock Nation got some horrific news this afternoon when former running back Kenny Miles was the victim of a gunshot wound during a robbery attempt.
Around 1:00 p.m., Miles was shot near an office complex off of Broad River Road. He was shot in the upper body after someone attempted to rob him of his watch, championship and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Miles was transported to Palmetto Health Richland in a private vehicle and was listed in stable condition.
Earlier, initial reports on Miles' health varied as some were categorizing the injury as "life-threatening" while others didn't deem it quite as serious. As it turns out, Miles should be "ok" according to Coach Spurrier as he told The State earlier Monday evening.
It's a good thing as Miles is considered one the Gamecock fan favorites and a player that everyone would love to see around the program for the future. Miles took over as the Gamecocks starting running back in 2009 and led the team in yards that year with 626 yards rushing and played in all 13 games, including seven starts. The following year, he became the backup to Marcus Lattimore and had limited opportunities over the next three seasons, but did start the last four games of the year in 2012 following Marcus Lattimore's late-season injury.
He finished his career with over a 1,000 yards rushing.
Spurrier mentioned to The State that he's considering allowing Miles to be an offensive graduate assistant for the football team.
Miles is expected to return to full health and will be released from the hospital on Tuesday after observation overnight.
Let's all wish Kenny Miles a quick and speedy recovery!