Gamecocks RB Lattimore taken off field with injury

Gamecocks RB Lattimore taken off field with injury

Credit: Charlotte Observer

Gamecock Marcus Lattimore, one of the nation's top running backs, is expected to be back at full strength in the fall after missing the spring due to a knee injury last season. After just two seasons, Lattimore ranks 14th in school history with 2,015 rushing yards, is tied for third with 27 rushing touchdowns and is third with 30 touchdowns scored.

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 27, 2012 at 2:04 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina star Marcus Lattimore was taken off the field on a cart after taking a hit around the knee against Tennessee on Saturday. 

Lattimore was running through the left side when he was upended. He did not get up and trainers immediately rushed to his side and appeared to be working on his right knee. Lattimore missed the final six games of 2011 with a right knee injury that required surgery. 

Lattimore appeared to be sobbing in pain and left on a cart with a towel over his head.  

After several minutes, Tennessee's players came out to wish Lattimore well. South Carolina's entire team followed as the crowd chanted Lattimore's name. 

Lattimore earlier scored on a 28-yard run. The junior came in with 597 yards rushing this season.
 

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