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Deebo Samuel scored a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage against Kentucky.

South Carolina football: Deebo Samuel out for season with broken leg

Hale McGranahan

COLUMBIA, S.C. — After South Carolina’s 23-13 loss to Kentucky on Saturday night, Gamecocks football coach Will Muschamp said Deebo Samuel sustained a broken leg.

Samuel, who caught 5 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown in the loss, is out for the season.

“Disappointing for him,” Muschamp said. “He’s a wonderful young man. Extremely disappointing for that.”

Samuel, a redshirt junior from Inman, S.C., entered play with 5 touchdowns on the season.

“I believe it’s his fibula. I don’t have all the information, but I know he’s going to be out for the year,” Muschamp said.

“He’s an outstanding teammate and an outstanding friend for me,” quarterback Jake Bentley added.

Linebacker Skai Moore, who missed all of last season with a neck injury, will lend his support.

“I’m going to definitely talk to him, get in his ear, keep his head right. … This is just a little bump in the road for him. He’ll be fine.”

Right tackle Zack Bailey suffered an ankle injury and defensive end Dante Sawyer went down with a hamstring injury. Muschamp is not sure of the severity of either injury.