Sunday night injury report: Samuel undergoes surgery

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(Photo: Katie Dugan, 247Sports)
Published: Sep. 17, 2017 at 11:25 PM EDT|Updated: Feb. 27, 2018 at 2:26 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC ( - 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.

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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."

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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.

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