Posted by Jerry Hinnen
Third-string South Carolina quarterback Andrew Clifford's injury shouldn't have nearly the kind of impact on Saturday's clash between the Gamecocks and East Carolina Pirates that starting corner Akeem Auguste's might. But it's a whole lot more ... interesting.
That's not to make light of what must have been a scary situation this past weekend, when Clifford lost control of his moped and was found unconscious before being rushed to the hospital. Clifford was not wearing a helmet at the time and Steve Spurrier said the sophomore was also carrying a pizza as he drove.
"Hopefully that was a lesson for all of our guys who drive scooters," Spurrier said. "You can advise them to wear a helmet, encourage them, but if they’re not going to wear one…"
Fortunately for Clifford, his injuries won't keep him out of action long. After receiving stitches and being diagnosed with a concussion, Clifford is expected back in two-to-three weeks.
Barring injuries to both Stephen Garcia and Connor Shaw, the Gamecocks won't miss him on the field. But maybe they'll learn something about scooter safety from his experience all the same.