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South Carolina’s Connor Shaw injures knee, leaves game against Tennessee (Video)

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South Carolina starting quarterback Connor Shaw suffered what coach Steve Spurrier called a knee strain with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter on the road at Tennessee. Shaw was brought down by two Vols, and his left knee twisted beneath him awkwardly.

After the game, a 23-21 Tennessee win, Gamecock coach Steve Spurrier said that Shaw would probably "be out a week or two."

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Shaw was shown on the trainer’s table on the sideline in obvious discomfort with an ice pack on his injured knee. Shaw had thrown for 162 yards and a touchdown, while also running for 70 yards and another TD before the injury occurred.

Dylan Thompson came on for the Gamecocks replacing Shaw, and with Thompson at quarterback, the Gamecocks went three-and-out, giving Tennessee the ball back for the eventual winning field goal drive.

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