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South Carolina Quarterback Lorenzo Nunez Out For Spring With Knee Injury

South Carolina's quarterback race may have lost one of its lead competitors, at least for now. Lorenzo Nunez, who played in eight games and started two as a true freshman for the Gamecocks last season, is out for spring football with a knee injury.

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South Carolina 5-way QB battle may have whittled itself down. Lorenzo Nunez maybe out for rest of spring w/ knee injury via @JoshatTheState

— Eric Boynton (@ericjboynton) March 21, 2016

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Sophomore quarterback Lorenzo Nunez suffered a knee injury in Saturday’s practice, according to two sources, that could keep him out of the remainder of spring practice and could eliminate him from the race for South Carolina’s starting quarterback position.

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Nunez suffered a sprained LCL and a hyper-extended knee, a source told The State. A school official asked for confirmation of the injury responded via text “nothing to report.”

Nunez is up against true freshman Brandon McIlwain, junior Connor Mitch, senior Perry Orth, and sophomore Michael Scarnecchia in a five-way battle for the job. Missing the rest of spring certainly won't help him edge out his four teammates.

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