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South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney (shoulder) back at practice

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

Steve Spurrier had some interesting remarks regarding Jadeveon Clowney's shoulder injury on Monday. (USATSI)
Steve Spurrier had some interesting remarks regarding Jadeveon Clowney's shoulder injury on Monday. (USATSI)

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has become a master of the media. So when the Head Ball Coach told reporters on Monday night that defensive end Jadeveon Clowney might not play in the season opener against North Carolina due to a shoulder injury, we wanted more details for jumping to a conclusion.

Below you can see a video of Spurrier meeting with reporters after the Gamecocks' evening practice on Monday. Wide receivers Bruce Ellington and Damiere Byrd are mentioned first, as Spurrier suggests that they might not play the opener due to nagging hamstring injuries. Then Spurrier, unprompted, mentioned Clowney.

"Damiere and Bruce tried to run this morning, and it wouldn't surprise me if they were out the first game the way their hamstrings are coming around. So we're planning on playing maybe without them, and right now Clowney's got a bruised shoulder. If it doesn't come around real soon we may play without him the first game. So we've got a bunch of hurt guys, act like they're really hurt. Right now, they may not play."

Sure enough, Clowney and Byrd were back at practice on Tuesday. Defensive coordiantor Lorenzo Ward did not elaborate on Clowney's shoulder, though did tell reporters the injury was not serious.

Check out video of the aforementioned Spurrier comments below, courtesy of 247Sports and TheBigSpur.com

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