Bad news from Gamecock land
Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:09 AM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:19 AM
Kinda worried that there has been ZERO info on him or his status. He could have very well severed an artery & lost his leg. When your leg bends that severely there's a chance it tears the artery. It was definitely more than just a ligament.
What raises concern is the fact that he was immediately rushed to the hospital & there have been absolutely no updates of any kind whatsoever.
That injury looked reminiscent of McCallum's on MNF in '94. It was a miracle he didn't lose his leg.
He was not rushed to the hospital. They imobilized his leg while he was on the field and took him to the locker room. He was there for quite a while before they left for the hospital.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:42 PM
News is leaking out about Marcus Lattimore's tragic knee injury, and it doesn't look good. The South Carolina running back reportedly broke his femur and patella and tore four ligaments in his right knee -- his ACL, MCL, PCL and LCL according to Brian VanOchten of WDGM. Lattimore tore a ligament in his left knee in 2011, and had finally made a full comeback from that injury.
Read more at: http://www.nesn.com/...cl-in-knee.html
Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:18 PM
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said running back Marcus Lattimore had his right knee dislocated against Tennessee and the injury is something he can come back from to play football again.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:23 PM
Oct. 28, 2012
University of South Carolina junior running back Marcus Lattimore suffered a significant impact to the front of his right knee during the Tennessee game on Saturday. The ensuing hyperextension of the knee resulted in injury to several ligaments. There were no fractures or additional injuries, according to team physician Dr. Jeffrey Guy. Lattimore's surgically repaired left knee was uninjured during the play.
Lattimore is resting comfortably and will continue to be evaluated over the course of the week. Marcus has already begun the process of prehabilitation prior to surgery and to his eventual return to football.
Lattimore, a six-foot, 212-pounder from Duncan, S.C., was injured late in the second quarter of the Gamecocks' 38-35 win over Tennessee. Prior to the injury, he gained 65 yards on 11 carries, including a 28-yard touchdown run, against the Vols.
Lattimore was the Gamecocks' leading rusher this season, gaining 662 yards on 143 carries (4.6 yards per carry), with a team-leading 11 touchdowns. He was also the top receiver with 26 catches for 173 yards. He was coming off a season-ending left knee injury suffered against Mississippi State in the seventh game of the 2011 campaign.
For his career, Lattimore has rushed 555 times (fourth in school history) for 2,677 yards (sixth in school history) with 41 total touchdowns including 38 rushing touchdowns, both school records.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:48 PM
Still a serious injury, but glad it is something he can potentially come back from.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:17 PM
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