South Carolina tight end K.C. Crosby, who hasn’t played since the Arkansas game, is close to being healthy enough to return to action for the Gamecocks.
That’s according to his father, Kevin, the head coach at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School. Sports Talk SC reported on Monday morning that Kevin said K.C. is about a week and a half away from being able to run.
K.C. suffered a lower leg injury after catching a pair of passes in South Carolina’s 48-22 win over Arkansas. They’re the only 2 catches he’s made this season.
In 2016, he caught 23 passes for 217 yards with 2 touchdowns.
The 6-foot-1, 242-pound redshirt junior was limited by injury during the Gamecocks preseason camp. His role diminished in 2017 because of the emergence of freshmen wide receivers Shi Smith and OrTre Smith, which allowed South Carolina’s offense to roll with three wide receiver sets. Last season, there were heavy doses of two tight end sets.
South Carolina coach Will Muschamp has indicated several times this season that K.C. could potentially be healthy enough to play in the bowl game.