Mike Davis, RB
South Carolina's star running back battled bruised ribs all throughout fall practice. During the season opener against Texas A&M, Davis aggravated the injury and exited the game with just 15 yards on six carries. On Sunday Steve Spurrier said that Davis was doubtful against East Carolina but his condition improved over the course of the week and it now looks like he'll play. How much will he play? That remains to be seen. The Gamecocks aren't exactly wanting for running back talent, and the Head Ball Coach has seemed excited about the thought of unleashing freshman running back Dave Williams on the Pirates defense.
Brison Williams, CB/S
The Gamecocks' senior safety-turned-cornerback injured his forearm (the same one he broke in 2011) in the 52-28 loss to Texas A&M. He practiced lightly throughout the week but is expected to be ready on Saturday. If he's not, South Carolina could be in trouble. Like, even more trouble than they were already. Sidney Rhodes, Chris Lammons, Wesley Green, or Al Harris, Jr. will be called up if Williams can't go.
David Johnson, DE
If David Johnson is recovered from his toe injury by 7 p.m. on Saturday, he's expected to start in place of Darius English. At 275 pounds, the redshirt freshman is currently the largest defensive end on the Gamecocks' roster. Prior to the toe injury, Johnson was really drawing the eye of the coaching staff in fall camp.
Mike Matulis, RG
Out at least until October with a knee sprain.
Jamari Smith, CB
Out for the year with a torn knee ligament.