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South Carolina WR out of bowl game

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South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd will miss the Capital One Bowl game against Wisconsin on Jan. 1 in Orlando, Fla, because of a knee injury.

Byrd, the ninth-ranked Gamecocks' second leading receiver this season, hurt the knee during practice this week. South Carolina (10-2) announced Friday that Byrd will have arthroscopic surgery in a few days to repair the damage.

South Carolina faces No. 19 Wisconsin (9-3) on New Year's Day.

Byrd had 33 catches for 575 yards and four touchdowns, including a 76-yarder for a score against Tennessee -- during the regular season.

A team spokesman said there is hope that Byrd, who also runs track, will be able to return in time for spring practice.
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