Slowing down Florida TE Kyle Pitts just became a little tougher for the Gamecocks.

Will Muschamp announced Tuesday in his weekly press conference that his defense would be without starting linebacker Sherrod Greene for some time.

“Sherrod Greene subluxed his hip; he’s got a fracture in his hip,” Muschamp said. “He’ll probably be out 4-6 weeks, and then there’s no surgery required. It’s an unusual injury. They’re going to take a look at it between four and six weeks and see what they do from there. Hopefully, he’ll be back within that time, but it’s a very unusual injury.”

Greene played in all 12 games last season for South Carolina, making nine starts. He collected 35 tackles including 6.5 for loss.

The injury likely means that senior Damani Staley will fill the role vacated by Greene.

Of slightly better news, Muschamp indicated that cornerback Israel Mukuamu, who left the season opener early in the second half with a groin injury is day-to-day. The same goes for linebacker Jahmar Brown who missed Week 1 with a knee injury.

The Gamecocks take on No. 3 Florida at noon.