South Carolina QB Lorenzo Nunez leaves Missouri game with shoulder sprain
South Carolina quarterback Lorenzo Nunez had to came out of Saturday’s game against Missouri because of a shoulder sprain.
Facing 3rd-and-12 in the fourth quarter, Nunez was tackled hard at the tail end of a 29-yard scramble and came down awkwardly on his shoulder. Trainers tended to the true freshman briefly before he got up and returned to the sideline under his own power. Backup Perry Orth replaced Nunez under center and went 1-of-4 on a drive that ended in a punt.
Nunez carried the ball a team-high 15 times and took a beating throughout the game. His injury status moving forward is uncertain.
“How bad it is, we’ll have to wait and see,” Spurrier said during his postgame press conference, adding that Nunez would remain his starter if healthy.
Despite throwing three interceptions and averaging just four yards per rush in this one, Nunez still looked like one of South Carolina’s more promising players. The sight of him walking off the field is surely an unwelcome one for Gamecocks fans.
— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) October 3, 2015
Spurrier adds he doesn't want Nunez running quite as much as he did today. Takes a physical toll on the QB.
— David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) October 3, 2015