Connor Shaw injury: South Carolina starting QB strains left knee

Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

The Gamecocks' quarterback wound up pinned beneath a mountain of Volunteers.

South Carolina Gamecocks starting quarterback Connor Shaw suffered an apparent knee injury in the fourth quarter against Tennessee. While he was being brought down by two Vols, his knee twisted awkwardly, and he appeared to be in immediate pain. ESPN's reporting it's a left knee strain, and he's out for the game.


Shaw has played in 38 games at South Carolina, starting for most of the past two-and-a-half seasons.

There's been no official announcement yet as to his status after Saturday, but it's not looking great. Shaw's been replaced for the time being by Dylan Thompson, who's experienced in this sort of situation, with 1,588 yards worth of offense over the last two seasons.

Shaw's had a history of bad injury luck. This year, he was expected to miss at least two weeks after suffering a right shoulder injury against UCF, but he ended up taking the field for South Carolina's next game.

More from SB Nation college football:

Week 8 TV schedule and games to watch

Up-to-the-minute college football scoreboard

College football Saturday coverage, from now until BCS rankings come out

UCF’s Louisville upset could change two BCS spots, not just one

What if this Playoff committee had to decide on 1998-2012 seasons?

Daily college football news headlines

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.