Gamecock QB Perry Orth suffers broken collarbone

After rising sophomore quarterback Lorenzo Nunez went down with a knee injury, the South Carolina Gamecocks could be just naming whatever quarterback is left standing their starter. This is especially true after Perry Orth went down with a broken collarbone.

The State is reporting that the senior went down with the shoulder injury during the team’s scrimmage on Saturday. He underwent surgery Saturday afternoon and will miss the remainder of spring practice.

Orth was expected to be the team’s primary starter after starting eight games in 2015. He split first-team snaps with Nunez, Connor Mitch, Brandon McIlwain and Michael Scarnecchia.

During the 2015 season, Perry Orth threw for 1,929 yards and 12 touchdowns against nine interceptions. He also rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns, so with the right protection, he could really excel this year.

However, Will Muschamp’s group could be in some big trouble over the coming months if they don’t get their quarterback situation settled.

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