South Carolina OT Richardson has shoulder surgery

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - South Carolina offensive lineman Quintin Richardson will be out indefinitely after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Richardson underwent surgery on Tuesday for a torn tendon in his left shoulder. The school said doctors considered the procedure a success.

Richardson had surgery on his right shoulder in December and missed the Bowl. He started the first four games of 2009 at right tackle before being moved to a backup role. Richardson regained a starting assignment at left tackle in South Carolina's 34-17 victory over rival Clemson last November.

Richardson, a 6-foot-4, 276-pound junior from Columbia, was listed as a backup at left tackle on South Carolina's spring depth chart.

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