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Gamecocks WR Samuel sidelined with leg injury

The Sports Xchange

September 18, 2017 at 3:11 pm.

The loss of Deebo Samuel is a big blow to South Carolina's offense. Photo Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The loss of Deebo Samuel is a big blow to South Carolina’s offense. Photo Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

said on a conference call Monday morning.

Samuel suffered a lower-leg fracture in Saturday’s home loss to Kentucky as his left leg got caught underneath him while being tackled.

Muschamp said after the game that Samuel’s injury would be season-ending, but Samuel tweeted that night that he would miss only five to six weeks and the coach is now leaving the door open for a potential return.

Samuel is an all-purpose player for the Gamecocks offense, with 15 catches for 250 yards and three touchdowns, as well as two rushes for 30 yards and a score. He has scored on two kick returns this season, giving him six of South Carolina’s 11 touchdowns.

South Carolina (2-1) plays host to Louisiana Tech this Saturday.