Gamecocks' Shaw cleared to practice

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 2:31 PM
Last updated 7:26 PM
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COLUMBIA — South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw has been cleared to return to practice and coach Steve Spurrier thinks he’s on track to play when the 15th-ranked Gamecocks take on Florida this weekend.

Shaw had suffered a concussion in last week’s loss to Arkansas. Spurrier said Shaw was tested by doctors and given the green light for some throwing at practice. Spurrier said he’ll also work backup Dylan Thompson in with the first team in case Shaw is unable to go.

More problematic for the depleted Gamecocks is the condition of safety DeVonte Holloman, who also suffered a concussion last week but has not been cleared to practice and is questionable to play against the Gators.

The injuries are the latest in a long list Spurrier has dealt with this season.

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Just My Opinion
Just My Opinion 11/08/11 - 08:57 pm
You know, I shouldn't be

You know, I shouldn't be surprised at this, but I am. I've got a good friend who is an emergency room physician, and he said that if Shaw had truly suffered a concussion last Saturday, that there is no way that he should be allowed to play this Saturday. He said he new protocols dealing with concussions are much stricter and guarded than in the past, and that Shaw is at a higher risk for a repeat concussion, which can be potentially more debilitating....his words, not mine. Sounds like Spurrier might be more concerned with HIS record against his old team than he is for his player's welfare? Course, this article just says that Shaw was given the okay to pass at practice...not necessarily to play. We'll see.

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