Marcus Lattimore Working To Return In 2012 From Knee Injury

South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore suffered a left knee injury late against Mississippi State, which ended his second season.

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Marcus Lattimore Injury: Done For The Year, South Carolina Confirms

As feared, South Carolina Gamecocks fans got some terrible news at Steve Spurrier's 2 pm Sunday press conference. Injured sophomore running back Marcus Lattimore is done for the year due to an injury suffered in Saturday's game against the Mississippi St. Bulldogs.

From the Post and Courier:

Marcus Lattimore out for the year.
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Based on his specific injury, ligament damage had been rumored throughout the evening after the game and the following morning. Carolina has talented backs who can take over, but it's also had injuries elsewhere on its tailback depth chart.

Minus Lattimore and Stephen Garcia, this team looks mighty different than the one that won the SEC East last season. More to come on what to expect from the Cocks going forward.

For more on Lattimore and the Cocks, visit South Carolina blog Garnet & Black Attack and SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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South Carolina Vs. Mississippi State Final Score: Marcus Lattimore Injury Mars Cocks Victory

The good news for the South Carolina Gamecocks: a 14-12 conference win over a grueling opponent, the Mississippi St. Bulldogs. The bad news: Marcus Lattimore left late with a left leg injury. Here's a photo of him being walked off the field on crutches with his leg heavily wrapped:

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Lattimore was held to only 39 yards on the day in a game that was light on offense. In his first start as Carolina's definite, absolute starter, Connor Shaw threw for 154 yards on 27 attempts, including a touchdown throw to Aslhon Jeffery.

The other starter, Tyler Russell, completed only 11 of his 27 efforts. This game also saw a minor Dylan Favre appearance. Those are important to track.

Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more. For more on the Gamecocks, head over to the SB Nation blog Garnet and Black Attack

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