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South Carolina starter ruled out for Saturday’s game against Furman

Nick Emmanwori will not play Saturday against Furman, coach Shane Beamer announced Thursday on his weekly Carolina Calls radio show.

Emmanwori left the game last Saturday against UNC on the defense’s very first play with a hamstring injury. He was eventually ruled out in the second quarter. On Tuesday, Beamer said Emmanwori was considered “doubtful” for the Week 2 game.

Several Gamecocks left the game in Charlotte, which South Carolina lost 31-17, due to injuries. These include linebacker Mo Kaba, starting offensive lineman Cason Henry, top receiver Antwane Wells and receiver Ahmarean Brown.

Freshman offensive lineman Markee Anderson did not travel with the team after suffering a setback last week, Beamer said Sunday. Defensive end Jatius Geer and linebacker Bam Martin-Scott also didn’t travel to Charlotte.

In addition to Emmanwori being out, Beamer said Thursday that Anderson, Geer, Henry and defensive back David Spaulding would also not play against Furman.

Martin-Scott should play, Beamer said Tuesday. Everyone else who was sidelined last week — including Brown (ribs) — practiced Tuesday, Beamer said, and should be set for Saturday.

South Carolina’s next game

Who: South Carolina (0-1) vs. Furman (1-0)

Where: Williams-Brice Stadium

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9

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