NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Connor Shaw #14 carries the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Connor Shaw Injury Update: South Carolina QB Expected To Play Next Week

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw suffered a shoulder contusion against Vanderbilt, but expects to be good to go against ECU next week.

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Connor Shaw Injury Update: South Carolina QB Expected To Play Next Week

South Carolina Gamecocks starting quarterback Connor Shaw is expected to play next week against the East Carolina Pirates, as Heath Cline of 107.5 The Game reports. A staff member in the Gamecocks' athletic department expressed his optimism regarding Shaw's status after Thursday's season opener:

On Thursday, Shaw appeared to injure his shoulder in the team's opener against the Vanderbilt Commodores. The quarterback was forced to sit out temporarily while training staff treated the injury, eventually returning after Vanderbilt had taken the lead.

Even with the injured shoulder, Shaw managed to bring the Gamecocks back for a 17-13 victory, keeping the team's perfect season in tact through one week. The junior was noticeably uncomfortable with his shoulder even while leading the comeback, though, so the team will presumably be cautious.

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Connor Shaw's Injury Has Steve Spurrier's Team Looking So Unspurrier

Through three quarters, South Carolina is on pace to pass for 40 yards in an entire game. The Steve Spurrier we grew up on regularly administered multiple 40-yard passes per game. Yet here we are, watching injured quarterback Connor Shaw run tentative options stuff and checkdowns to Marcus Lattimore.

Lattimore doesn't quite seem 100 percent either -- there's got to be some explanation for the SEC's most renowned running back having only 14 carries so far, right?

Spurrier's had to adjust his style since re-entering the SEC, becoming pretty much a whimsical Nick Saban instead of a mad gunner. And Carolina's offense has certainly had its hideous games over the past few years, (including an 87-yard passing effort last year) and Lattimore's carried the entire show multiple times. But this ... this is something.

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Connor Shaw Injury: South Carolina QB Hurts Shoulder, Leaves Game

Connor Shaw left South Carolina's season-opening game with a shoulder contusion with less than two minutes remaining in the first half of Gamecocks' game against Vanderbilt. The injury initially appeared serious, and Dylan Thompson has entered the game at quarterback.

Shaw's arm was completely immobile as he headed to the locker room, and early reports indicated it was a shoulder contusion. Prior to the injury, Shaw was 2-for-3 for 19 yards, with one interception and no touchdowns. In the 2011 season he posted a 65.4 percent completion rating while racking up 1,448 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions.

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