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South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp watched the Gamecocks scrimmage again on Saturday.

South Carolina football: Will Muschamp updates Gamecock injuries

Hale McGranahan

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp updated the status of several Gamecocks who have suffered injuries during preseason camp.

The Gamecocks second-year head coach shared the latest after Saturday morning’s intra-squad scrimmage.

“Randrecous Davis, I think we’re going to get him back Wednesday or Thursday of next week,” Muschamp said. “He’s just had some issues getting out the soft tissues. C.J. Freeman is still coming off his ACL, so he’s been in and out of practice. Hoping to get him back next week.”

Davis, a redshirt freshman wide receiver, appeared in two games last season before going down with a hamstring injury. Freeman, a running back, was also apart of the Gamecocks 2016 signing class.

“Tavyn Jackson has a little bit more of a serious hamstring, probably going to be two to three weeks on him, before we get him back,” Muschamp said. “Steven Montac is going to come out of the walking boot next week. I hope to get him back for preparation for N.C. State. We’ll know more when we  get him out of the walking boot.”

Jackson, who’s worked with the second-team at cornerback, was likely to avoid a redshirt this season. With the injuries to him and fellow freshman Jaylin Dickerson, Montac’s availability is all the more critical.

The former walk-on has played multiple spots in the Gamecocks secondary, including cornerback and safety.

Muschamp said freshman wide receiver Shi Smith has been dealing with a hamstring injury, but he should be back for Monday night’s open practice at Williams-Brice Stadium. Redshirt freshman cornerback Chris Smith (hip) is “most likely headed for a medical.”

“It’s not anything you can repair with surgery, but he’s having a lot of pain,” Muschamp said. “Really, long-term, we felt like that might be the best situation for him.”

Redshirt junior left tackle Malik Young “dinged” his shoulder during the scrimmage on Saturday, but should be OK to practice on Monday. Senior safety D.J. Smith suffered a shoulder stinger, but also should be fine when practice resumes.

Freshman safety Jaylin Dickerson (shoulder) underwent surgery earlier this week. Muschamp said it went well and they’re optimistic about his future.