Marcus Lattimore injury: South Carolina RB suffers ligament damage, no fractures

Joe Robbins

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore suffered ligament damage, but no fractures to his right knee after Saturday's season-ending injury.

Injured South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore suffered damaged ligaments to his knee on Saturday, but there were no fractures or additional injuries, according to the team physician Dr. Jeffrey Guy.

The Gamecocks' website said Lattimore "is resting comfortably and will continue to be evaluated." Lattimore was coming off a season-ending left knee injury suffered against Mississippi State in the seventh game of the 2011 season and returned as the Gamecocks' leading rusher this season, compiling 662 yards on 143 carries (4.6 yards per carry), with a team-leading 11 touchdowns. He was also the Gamecocks' top receiver with 26 catches for 173 yards.

Lattimore's left knee, which had to be surgically repaired, was not injured in the Tennessee game. Before Lattimore's injury late in the second quarter, he gained 65 yards on 11 carries, which included a 28-yard touchdown run.

Lattimore holds the school records in touchdowns and rushing touchdowns with 41 and 38, respectively.

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