USC's Lattimore may miss Florida game
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 02:23:25 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH, AP) -- South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore did not practice Wednesday because of a bruised hip and coach Steve Spurrier says his junior star might not start Saturday against No. 3 Florida.
Spurrier had said Lattimore was running well earlier in the week, but the injury kept him out of Wednesday's workout. Lattimore arrived at practice and watched from the sidelines.
"I donâ??t know how to list him. Iâ??m not sure if heâ??s even going to be able to play," said Spurrier. "His bruise may be something similar to what Conner (Shaw) had in his back. It takes a week or two to heal up. I'm not sure if they call it a bruised bone in the hip, upper hip area or something. It's not surgery type things. It appears it something that might be okay in a week or two."
If Lattimore can't go, Spurrier says backup Kenny Miles and freshman Mike Davis would handle the load at tailback and said the pair got all the reps at running back Wednesday with Lattimore watching from the sideline.
Miles will likely get the start against Florida Saturday if Lattimore isn't available to play.
Lattimore leads the team in rushing this season with 584 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
Spurrier says the flu has also run through the team, keeping several other players on the sidelines. Receiver Ace Sanders missed practice Tuesday and receiver Bruce Ellington was out Wednesday.
Defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles missed practice with a shoulder injury while lineman Jadeveon Clowney dealt with a foot injury.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)