USC fans hoping to get a glimpse of Jadeveon Clowney at work this spring have probably missed their chance. Clowney missed another practice Tuesday because of a sprained neck and in all likelihood the coaching staff will him down for the rest of the spring.
“His neck and back is still stiff. Whether he goes another snap (this spring), I don’t care,” said Gamecock defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward.
This isn’t an injury that is expected to linger into the summer and preseason. “I should be okay after spring ball I should be coming around soon hopefully,” Clowney said.
Clowney wasn’t expected to do a lot in the Garnet and Black spring game Saturday even if he was healthy. Traditionally Steve Spurrier doesn’t turn his star defensive players loose in the spring game, opting instead for an offensive emphasis (Think player coming off the sideline to catch a touchdown pass, which the HBC calls every year.)
In short, no need to panic when you don’t see number seven chasing the quarterbacks around Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadim.