Gamecocks In The NFL: Connor Shaw to Undergo Thumb Surgery


In Thursday nights preseason opener against Washington, Former Gamecock star quarterback Connor Shaw sustained a injury to his thumb. Shaw went 5-10 in passing racking up 64 yards, throwing his longest pass at 23 yards and being sacked twice.

If you remember, Shaw got his first NFL start last season against the Baltimore Ravens, going 14-of-28 for 177 yards with one interception.

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Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine had this to say about Shaws injury, “I feel for Connor because he has worked Extremely hard, he’s a competitor and has had a great offseason and a good camp so far. He is good for the quarterback room and it’s unfortunate that this injury won’t allow him to complete.”

Connor was projected to be on the practice squad again before his injury, but with the addition of Thad Lewis, there’s no telling what direction Cleveland will go in regarding if they will keep Connor on the team or not.

As a Gamecock fan and a Connor Shaw fan, I really hope the Browns don’t cut Connor and give him a shot again for another season on the practice team to help develop his skills into being able to play in the pros, because as we all know he has the skills to start on any given Sunday.