USC running back Shon Carson isn’t interested in seeking a medical redshirt and will be available for the Outback Bowl next month. Carson injured his wrist late in the preseason camp and hasn’t played this season. He missed almost all of last year with a knee injury he suffered in week two against Georgia. But he’s practicing again and running backs coach Everett Sands plans to honor his wishes and put him back in the rotation immediately.
I expect Shon to be in the mix as well,” Sands said. “I talked to him and he was like yeah I’d rather go on and play. You know six year…four more years down the road is a long time.”
AUDIO: Everett Sands on Shon Carson and other running backs [3:01]
According to Sands, Carson plans to try out for the baseball team this spring. That too factored into the decision to go ahead and play.
Carson brings some depth back to the running back position that was running thin with Marcus Lattimore’s season ending knee injury and Brandon Wilds’ redshirt. They almost had to pull the redshirt off of Wilds in the Clemson game when Kenny Miles and Mike Davis suffered minor injuries. Fortunately for the Gamecocks, Miles was able to return to close out the game.