COLUMBIA, SC (TheBigSpur.com) - South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel was ruled out for the season by head coach Will Muschamp immediately following the 23-13 loss to Kentucky on Saturday night. Shortly after Muschamp's comments though, Samuel said on Twitter he'd be back in five or six weeks.
During his teleconference on Sunday night, Muschamp provided a bit of clarity. Muschamp, however, didn't provide an exact timeline. Samuel will be out an extended period of time, Muschamp says.
"Deebo Samuel has a lower leg fracture in his fibula," Muschamp said. "Surgery went extremely well. I'm extremely disappointed for Deebo. He's a guy who worked extremely hard. We have to move on. Man down, man up. We're not going to have excuses in this organization."
Offensive tackle Zack Bailey (ankle) and Dante Sawyer (hamstring) were the only other two injuries, but Muschamp didn't have a clear idea on their status.
"I will know more on Tuesday on those two guys," Muschamp said.