Oct 12, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; South Carolina Gamecock wide receiver Bruce Ellington (23) is brought down by Arkansas Razorback safety Eric Bennett (14) during the first half of a game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina Could Be Without Top WR Against Vols

Sep 14, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Bruce Ellington (23) makes a reception in front of Vanderbilt Commodores defensive back Darrius Sims (6) in the second quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

According to Steve Spurrier, South Carolina could be without their leading wide receiver when they take the field at Neyland on Saturday.

Spurrier said on Tuesday that WR Bruce Ellington was added to the injury report after injuring his foot against Arkansas.

Hopefully Bruce Ellington will be back. He had his foot in one of those boots yesterday. He sort of strained the top of his foot I think when he caught that slant pass toward the end of the first half. So there’s an injury I don’t know if we’ve reported yet. We’ll wait and see how Bruce can run. He may be out this week

I fully expect Ellington to play against Tennessee, but it’s still a situation worth monitoring.

Spurrier also acknowledged on Tuesday that the Vols’ secondary could provide matchup problems for the Gamecocks.

They play a little more man-to-man coverage because they cover as well as anybody we have played so far.

The ol’ ball coach, despite owning a three-game winning streak against the Vols, definitely isn’t looking past Tennessee, saying “We know we have to play well to beat Tennessee, really well.”

For what it’s worth, the last time the Vols beat a ranked team it was against Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks, nearly four years ago.

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