Shaw avoids major injury but status uncertain for Missouri

South Carolina senior quarterback Connor Shaw may not be indestructable, but he’s certainly seems to be.

Shaw, who injured his knee in Saturday’s 23-21 loss to Tennessee, probably will not be lost for the season as originally feared, but his status for Saturday’s game against Missouri is unclear.

Shaw was diagnosed with a severely sprained knee, which is a less serious injury that initially suspected. Coach Steve Spurrier said Sunday that Shaw will not need surgery.

“Injury-wise, Connor Shaw is actually walking around a little bit,” Spurrier said, according to CoGamecocks.com. “No surgery or anything. I’m not sure what his status will be later in the week.”

This marks the second time this season Shaw appeared to be seriously injured only to escape surgery and a season-ending recovery. Against Central Florida, Shaw suffered a separated throwing shoulder but returned the next week.

If Shaw cannot play Saturday, Dylan Thompson would be the Gamecocks’ starting quarterback. He has completed 29 of his 51 passes for 421 yards and two touchdown with two interceptions.

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