South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney said that he is planning to undergo a surgical procedure on his right foot (bone spurs) at the end of the season, but that the injury won't cause him to miss any games this year.
“I'm going to get it cleaned out after the season's over with,” he said to the Spartanburg (S.C) Herald Journal, following Saturday's 35-25 win over Vanderbilt.
“It's painful. I'm out here playing on it though, just trying to give it everything I've got,” he added.
Clowney said that the nagging injury, which has partially plagued him since high school, builds up throughout games and causes significant pain.
Clowney, who registered 23.5 tackles for loss and 13 sacks as he burst onto the scene last year, has two sacks in three games thus far, but he did force a third-quarter fumble in Saturday's win.
The Gamecocks are off next week before traveling to face University of Central Florida.