Lorenzo Nuñez could miss rest of spring with knee injury

South Carolina quarterback Lorenzo Nuñez could wind up missing the remainder of spring practices after injuring his knee over the weekend, according to 247 Sports. Per the report, Nuñez hyperextended his knee and also sprained a ligament.

Thus shrink Nuñez’s chances of winning the Gamecocks’ starting quarterback’s job in spring practice, leaving those still in the competition as follows: Perry Orth, Connor Mitch, Michael Scarnecchia and incoming four-star freshman Brandon McIlwain.

At this point, Orth is the favorite given his experience starting last season. Still, with new coach Will Muschamp in charge, it is truly anybody’s game.

Which means that Nuñez, a former three-star talent from Kennesaw, Georgia, had better hope that he recovers quickly. He appeared in eight games last year and completed 61.5 percent of his passes, but only for 376 yards and three touchdowns as South Carolina went 3-9 (1-7 SEC). Simply put, he got hurt at the absolutely wrong time if he wants to be an impact player in 2016.

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