South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has reported that Marcus Lattimore suffered a dislocated right knee during yesterdays 38 to 35 victory over Tennessee.
The injury occurred when the Gamecocks up 21-14 with 4:45 remaining in the second quarter. The star running backwas running through the left side when his knee took a direct hit by Volunteers defensive back Eric Gordon, Lattimore’s right leg whipping around and slamming against the turf.
Lattimore was transported to the hospital where South Carolina team doctor Jeffrey Guy was able to put his knee back in place.
According to sources…Spurrier, visited the star running back in the hospital earlier today and that he appeared to have a good attitude about his injury.
Spurrier is reportedly optimistic that the injury is such that Lattimore can come back from to play football again. Spurrier told ESPN…”We’re optimistic his football days are still ahead of him,” Spurrier said. “There is a history of guys coming back from this.”
Lattimore, a junior at the University of South Carolina has not used a red shirt season. Therefore…he is able to take as long as necessary to recover. If medically necessary…Lattimore could be sidelined for the entire 2013 season and return to the playing field in 2014.
Despite the path that Lattimore chooses to for go…there is no doubt he will go down in history as one of the greatest running backs in he history of college football.
University of South Carolina All-American Marcus Lattimore suffered an ugly blow to his right knee in today’s game against Tennessee.