Will Muschamp updates Ryan Hilinski's status after taking hit to knee
South Carolina coach Will Muschamp was visibly upset by the hit on QB Ryan Hilinski against Georgia, but he didn’t want to go into detail about it after the game.
The injury came with a little more than nine minutes remaining in the third quarter as South Carolina, Hilinski was hit low as a Georgia defender came through untouched. Hilinski appeared to suffer an injury to his left knee, and hobbled off the field, with help from medical personnel. He had an oversized brace on it for the rest of the game.
“I’m not sure,” Muschamp said in his post-game media session, according to Josh Kendall of The Athletic. “We will find out more. He was not moving well enough to protect himself. It’s not that we felt like there is any severe injury.”
Muschamp declined to comment on the hit itself.
It’s been a season of quarterback injuries for the Gamecocks as starter Jake Bentley had surgery following a mid-foot sprain against North Carolina. Backup Dakereon Joyner missed last week’s Kentucky game with a hamstring injury.
Hilinski was 15-for-20 passsing for 116 yards and a touchdown. Joyner was 6-for-12 passing for 39 yards. Joyner also added 28 yards rushing on six carries.