The South Carolina offense was dealt a big blow earlier this year when star WR/KR Deebo Samuel broke his leg.

Samuel then missed the rest of the season and won’t be healthy enough to play in Monday’s Outback Bowl against Michigan.

However, that doesn’t mean Samuel has abandoned his teammates. In fact, he’s been around the squad and has been helping out star QB Jake Bentley, WR Shi Smith and other offensive players, according to The State:

“He’s always kind of giving a little insight of what he thinks or just helping Shi out,” Bentley said. “Them two are like brothers. It really just helps him out a lot. Just things that he sees. He’s been real big for us even though he’s not on the field.”

TE Hayden Hurst said he enjoys having Samuel around and added that the receiver isn’t down on himself as he continues to rehab his injury:

“It’s nice having him around,” Hurst said. “Obviously he’s still injured. He’s going to bounce back. He’s one of our brothers.

“His spirits are still high.”

The Gamecocks will take on the Michigan Wolverines on Monday. The Outback Bowl kicks off at noon Eastern time and can be seen on ESPN2.