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 Papajohns.com 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.