The South Carolina Gamecocks are back in action tomorrow to bring 2018 to a close, battling the Virginia Cavaliers in Charlotte’s Belk Bowl. While the Gamecocks will still be missing a few contributors, South Carolina is fortunately in much better shape than it was at the end of the regular season. Former and oft-injured Akeem Auguste is here to guide you through the final injury report.
Zero Augustes - Full go!
One Augustes - Should play, but won’t start
Two Augustes - Game-time decision
Three Augustes - Questionable
Four Augustes - Unlikely
Five Augustes - Out
Javon Kinlaw — Five Augustes
After the regular season, coach Will Muschamp revealed that the junior defensive lineman was scheduled for surgery for a torn labrum that would keep him out of the bowl. It sounded like Kinlaw could technically play through the injury, but the team was rightfully focused more on his health and getting him ready for next season.
Zack Bailey — Five Augustes
The senior offensive lineman suffered a devastating injury in the finale against Akron, breaking his leg. The Gamecocks will be without their anchor on the offensive line, but most importantly, we hope he has a speedy and successful recovery as he gets ready for the NFL.
Keisean Nixon — Five Augustes
The senior defensive back will miss his final game as Gamecock due to a fracture in his neck that was discovered after the win against Akron.
Aaron Sterling — Five Augustes
The sophomore defensive end has been battling a knee injury since the Ole Miss game. Muschamp thought there was a chance he could return for the Belk Bowl, but it appears he’s still on the shelf with that torn meniscus.
Keir Thomas — Zero Augustes
The junior defensive lineman went down early against Clemson with an unspecified injury, but Muschamp has been positive about his progress since.
Jaylin Dickerson — Zero Augustes
The freshman defensive back pulled a hamstring against Florida, but is good to go.
Jaycee Horn — Zero Augustes
The freshman defensive back missed the Clemson game and was held out against Akron with an ankle injury. He’s ready to go now, though.
Bryson Allen-Williams — Zero Augustes
The Gamecocks get the heart and soul of their defense back when the senior defensive lineman returns for one last ride after an ankle injury he suffered against Florida. Great news for that unit.
It’s been known for weeks at this point, but in case you missed it, star receiver/kick returner Deebo Samuel is skipping the bowl to focus on preparation for the NFL.