Injuries have impacted the depth of South Carolina’s secondary. And that’s why if any more Gamecocks defensive backs get shaken up, they may have to play through it.
“None of us can get hurt,” South Carolina safety Jaylin Dickerson told the media, including the Post and Courier’s David Cloninger, on Tuesday. “We got small boo-boos … little injuries, we got to stick it out.”
Defensive backs Jamyest Williams and Javon Charleston were both injured during this past Saturday’s win over Ole Miss, and coach Will Muschamp announced on Sunday that both will be out the rest of the season.
With the numerous injuries, Dickerson said that Jonathan Gipson and Jason Senn have been getting more reps in the secondary at practice.
Another South Carolina defensive back believes the Gamecocks just need to play smart.
“Nobody get no targeting, no flags, get kicked out the game,” Steven Montec told the media, including Cloninger. “Know what we got going on, what we have in front of us, and just be smart about it.”
South Carolina has won two games in a row, and it’ll look to keep the momentum going when it travels to play No. 11 Florida on Saturday. The Gamecocks and Gators are set to kick off at 12 p.m. ET.