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Jaylin Dickerson’s injury equals an early loss for South Carolina’s secondary

Dickerson was expected to be a key contributor in 2017.

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It was announced that Jaylin Dickerson, one of South Carolina's early enrollees from the previous recruiting class, would miss all of the 2017 football season today. This is the first major injury for the Gamecocks this season, and hopefully it will be the last.

Will Muschamp detailed the freshman’s recovery process after the team’s scrimmage today.

“He’ll be aerobic training within three weeks and lifting weights within eight weeks. It’s a six-month recovery, so he’ll be cleared in January and ready for spring practice. I hurt for Jaylin. He had a wonderful spring and was certainly going to be a contributor for our football team this year. It hurts us, especially at a place where we need some depth and a good football player.”

Dickerson would have been a potential contributor for the Gamecocks this year. It's a big loss experience wise for the young man - considering he'll likely be a big time player for the next few years. He played in the spring game and had a handful of tackles and an interception for the defense.

This is a loss that may effect Jaylin down the road, but I really hope it doesn't. As far as I can tell, he seems to be playing very well and impressing Muschamp and the other coaches. He definitely would've provided much needed depth for USC in the defensive back category.

Hopefully he will recover fully and all of us at GABA wish him a speedy comeback.