Only two practices into fall camp and USC has lost a player who potentially would have been one of the most dangerous weapons on offense. Freshman running back Marshawn Lloyd suffered a season ending knee injury in practice Wednesday coach Will Muschamp announced Thursday afternoon. “I’m extremely disappointed for MarShawn,” said Muschamp in a release. “It was a non-contact situation where he just planted his foot and tore his ACL. MarShawn will attack his rehabilitation like he does everything in life. The best is yet to come for MarShawn Lloyd.”
Later Thursday Lloyd put out a tweet related to his season ending prematurely:
Gamecock offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said Lloyd was running a simple zone play and made a cut in the secondary and went down. Bobo said Lloyd hopped up and did not appear to be seriously hurt, but the MRI later confirmed the injury. Lloyd came to USC in January out of Dematha High in Hyattsville, MD. He was ranked the #5 running back prospect nationally by 247Sports.
Bobo and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson held Zoom sessions with the media Thursday afternoon.
Prior to the news coming out about Lloyd, RB Deshaun Fenwick, RB Kevin Harris, WR Shi Smith and TE Nick Muse held Zoom sessions with the media.