Bad news for the University of South Carolina football team as starting right guard Mike Matulis suffered a severe left knee sprain during an intra-squad scrimmage at Williams-Brice stadium on Saturday morning. The 6-foot-5, 307-pound offensive lineman – who missed the entire 2013 season recovering from shoulder surgery – had to be helped off the field following the injury.
Not the kind of news you want to hear and certainly not the news you want to hear regarding the offensive line. Matulis has started ten games since arriving in Columbia in 2011 and was poised for a big year in a clutch position. Let’s all hope he “walks if off” as we need the big nasties up front to be healthy going into a big 2014 campaign with high expectations.
Coach Steve Spurrier told the media after the practice that if Matulis is unable to play, redshirt sophomore center Cody Waldrop would slide over to play his position with redshirt sophomore Clayton Stadnik taking over the center position.