South Carolina senior LB Bryson Allen-Williams will miss the remainder of the 2017 season with a shoulder injury. The news was announced by Will Muschamp after the team’s 17-16 come-from-behind win over Louisiana Tech and later tweeted by Allen-Williams himself.
Allen-Williams was out for the game due to the injury. He will undergo surgery and use the rest of the season to recover, then return in 2018 as a redshirt senior.
Hate I can’t finish the year with my brothers but it’s a Minor setback for a Major comeback ❗️ pic.twitter.com/WLAK52SiZS— Bryson Allen-Wms (@B_Quatro4) September 23, 2017
In three games, Allen-Williams recorded three tackles for a loss and two sacks. He was also good for 10 tackles and an interception in the early going. For his career, Allen-Williams has 135 tackles, 15.0 TFLs, 4.5 sacks and four picks.
The loss of Allen-Williams is another blow to the Gamecocks roster. Last week, Deebo Samuel was injured against Kentucky; the junior WR is scheduled to miss upwards of a month or so with a leg fracture. It was originally projected to be season-ending, but Samuel and his mother assured fans on Twitter that it wasn’t as severe as once thought and that he would be back later in the year.