South Carolina will be missing one of its best defensive players for the rest of spring ball.
Coach Will Muschamp announced on Monday that redshirt senior linebacker Darius English will be out for the rest of spring practice with a quad injury sustained last week.
“He pulled a quad pretty good, so it’s a struggle with that right now,” Muschamp said of English.
English led the Gamecocks with 4.5 sacks last season. He recorded 28 tackles last season and is expected to be one of the key contributors on South Carolina’s defense this season.
English isn’t the only Gamecock who will miss the remainder of the spring. Muschamp also revealed redshirt sophomore wide receiver Terry Googer “probably” will miss the rest of the spring session with a high ankle sprain. Googer caught five passes for 74 yards last season.
There was some good news on the injury front. Muschamp said he expects to get sophomore quarterback Lorenzo Nunez back on the field this week. Nunez has missed the past two weeks of practice with a hyperextended knee and should factor into South Carolina’s quarterback competition when recovered.