Jadeveon Clowney Injury: Updates on South Carolina Star's Shoulder

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistAugust 13, 2013

January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA;  South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) reacts after they beat the Michigan Wolverines in the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. South Carolina won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Star defensive end and preseason Heisman Trophy candidate Jadeveon Clowney is reportedly dealing with a lingering shoulder problem. Head coach Steve Spurrier enlightened the media on Clowney's struggles and his absence from practice Monday, per SportsCenter's Twitter feed:

"If (Jadeveon Clowney's shoulder) doesn't come around real soon, we may play without him the first game." - Steve Spurrier on his star DE

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 13, 2013