South Carolina’s quarterback battle took a hit after rising sophomore Lorenzo Nunez suffered a knee injury during Saturday’s practice, sources told The State’s Josh Kendall.
Nunez reportedly suffered a sprained LCL and hyper-extended knee, which could keep him out the rest of spring practice and eliminate him from the starting quarterback battle, according to Kendall.
The sophomore signal caller was splitting time at practices with Perry Orth, Connor Mitch, Michael Scarnecchia and freshman Brandon McIlwain.
Nunez started two games and played in eight contests for South Carolina in 2015, as he totaled 376 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions on 32-of-52 passing. He also was the team’s second-leading rusher with 375 yards on 59 carries.