Will Muschamp says South Carolina tight end to miss time with irregular heartbeat
The South Carolina Gamecocks are a bit short at the tight end position this fall camp, as starter Kiel Pollard is working his way through a shoulder issue.
On Monday, they lost another tight end, this one for a longer period of time, it seems.
After practice on Monday, coach Will Muschamp said backup TE Evan Hinson would miss 6-8 weeks due to an irregular heartbeat:
Injury news from USC's first (closed) scrimmage: Evan Hinson has an irregular heartbeat. He's going to have a procedure done and be out 6-8 weeks.
Taylor Stallworth had the same thing done in his career and was fine, but another tough break for Hinson.
— David Cloninger (@DCPandC) August 12, 2019
Hinson is now dedicated to football after splitting time between basketball and football the past couple of years.
This is a scary situation, but as David Cloninger notes above, it is a procedure that another Gamecock — DL Taylor Stallworth — dealt with and ended up being OK.