South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has suffered what appears to be a foot injury after making a tackle during the Gamecocks' game against Florida Saturday.
South Carolina trainers appear to be checking out DE Jadeveon Clowney's right foot after he left the game injured.— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) November 17, 2013
Clowney made a tackle on a Florida running back, and on the way down landed awkwardly on his right foot. He had to be helped off the field slowly with the injury, and his foot was amply taped up by trainers on the sideline, but he did return.
Clowney is off trainers table and on his feet gingerly.— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) November 17, 2013
Considered the top prospect in the upcoming NFL draft, a long-term injury for Clowney would be devastating.
Clowney favoring right ankle on sideline. Whatever part of his mind was on possibility of an injury this year goes up you would think.— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) November 17, 2013
After an incredible 23.5-tackle for a loss season last year, Clowney is second on the team with 6.5 tackles for a loss this year.
The defensive end has had foot issues since high school, and has been playing through pain all year.