Mike Davis headlines Gamecocks injury report


The official word on South Carolina Gamecocks running back Mike Davis is “sort of doubtful” for Saturday’s game against East Carolina, according to Steve Spurrier yesterday.

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Davis bruised his ribs in Thursday’s loss to the Texas A&M Aggies and did not return to the contest. He was thought to be questionable going into the season opener after hurting his ribs in practice, and as a result, didn’t start the game.

How serious will this latest injury turn out to be? We won’t know until later in the week, but if you’re the Gamecocks, the hope is that it’s smoke and mirrors by HBC to keep the Pirates at bay and that Davis will indeed get the green light to play on Saturday.

Other injuries, besides Mike Matulis (indefinitely, knee) and Jamari Smith (season, foot): Devin Washington remains questionable for Saturday (hamstring), as does Brock Stadnik (knee).

East Carolina
The Pirates are listing a pair of their players as questionable: WR DaQuan Barnes (back) didn’t play in the season opener against North Carolina Central and it’s not known if he’ll be ready to go on Saturday. Also questionable: NT Terry Williams (leg), also a no-go in the season opener.