Jadeveon Clowney injury: Defensive end helped off field with knee injury vs. Florida

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Gamecocks' star suffered an injury in the second quarter of their game against Florida.

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.

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.

Considered the top prospect in the upcoming NFL draft, a long-term injury for Clowney would be devastating.

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.

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