South Carolina's quarterback battle was wide open to begin the spring, but injuries may cost two of the five players involved a chance to prove themselves in spring football. On Monday, Lorenzo Nunez went down with a knee injury, and now senior Perry Orth has suffered a broken collarbone. 247Sportshas more:
Senior quarterback Perry Orth suffered a broken collarbone on Saturday during the team's first full scrimmage of the spring. The injury will cause him to be out for the rest of spring practice, but he is expected to be fully healthy this summer in plenty of time for fall practice.
Orth will have surgery on Saturday afternoon and should be ready in June.
The timing is incredibly unfortunate for Orth, especially with a new staff in place at South Carolina, though Will Muschamp likely won't choose his starter until the summer. The opportunity to gain control of the race is definitely there for freshman Brandon McIlwain, junior Connor Mitch, or sophomore Michael Scarnecchia now, though.