67
      Saturday
      79 / 62
      Sunday
      81 / 56
      Monday
      72 / 56

      Spurrier: Clowney working to return vs. Arkansas

      By PETE IACOBELLI
      AP Sports Writer

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says injured All-American Jadeveon Clowney is working hard so he can play against Arkansas on Saturday.

      Spurrier said Tuesday he will know later in the week if Clowney has recovered enough from a strained muscle to Saturday.

      Spurrier says if Clowney doesn't play another down for the 14th-ranked Gamecocks, the junior has made a tremendous impact on the program.

      Since the 6-foot-6, 274-pound defensive end said shortly before kickoff last Saturday against Kentucky that he was in too much pain to play, there have been questions about whether the potential No. 1 pick in next year's NFL draft was shutting it down for the season.

      Spurrier says he, Clowney and the training staff all handled things poorly after the Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1) beat Kentucky 35-28.

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