Gamecocks QB Connor Mitch out of hospital

South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Mitch is out of the hospital following treatment for an “internal infection,” per an AP report.

This was simply insult to injury for Mitch, who was already likely out for the rest of the season after separating his shoulder in South Carolina’s game against Kentucky last weekend. But he ended up going to the hospital after developing internal bleeding near the hip he bruised in the season opener against North Carolina on September 3, and thus the infection was found.

Mitch has since been replaced by junior and former walk-on Perry Orth, who made 13 of 20 throws for 179 yards with a touchdown and interception apiece in the team’s 26-22 loss to Kentucky.

Orth will now likely be the starter for the rest of the season despite losing that job to Mitch in training camp, and he’ll lead the Gamecocks on an uphill battle towards making continual noise in the SEC.

South Carolina’s next test comes against Georgia in Athens on Saturday.

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