The South Carolina Gamecocks opened their season with a bang and a hard-fought 17-13 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels earlier tonight, but some of the players found themselves aching hard after the game. One of those players happened to be sophomore quarterback Connor Mitch.
CBS Sports’ Chip Patterson reported that on top of cramps, Mitch was also suffering from a hip pointer.
It was a humid night at Bank of America Stadium, which would explain both the low-scoring and Mitch’s average night on top of the players’ cramping up. Even in victory, Mitch only completed nine of 22 pass attempts for 122 yards and a touchdown. Junior Perry Orth had to come in for a series and completed both pass attempts for 24 yards as the Gamecocks’ starter received treatment. Mitch also ran for 44 yards on 10 carries.
This isn’t likely a huge cause for concern, but Mitch’s status should still be monitored by team officials over the next week. South Carolina’s next game comes against their SEC rival Kentucky Wildcats on September 12 at Williams-Brice Stadium, and having a healthy Mitch under center would be ideal. If he is unable to play, a game that South Carolina should win suddenly becomes a bit harder.
Campus Sports will update Mitch’s status for next week as more information becomes available.
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