Report: South Carolina’s Nuñez (knee) could miss rest of spring

South Carolina quarterback Lorenzo Nuñez could miss the remainder of spring practice with a knee injury.
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South Carolina quarterback Lorenzo Nuñez could miss the remainder of spring practice with a knee injury, reportsThe State’s Josh Kendall.

Nuñez, a sophomore, hyper-extended his knee and sprained a ligament during practice Saturday. He is one of five quarterbacks battling for the Gamecocks’ starting position in 2016, along with Perry Orth, Brandon McIlwain, Connor Mitch and Michael Scarnecchia.

In his freshman season at South Carolina, Nuñez completed 32 of 52 passes for 376 yards and three scores, while also rushing for 375 yards and two additional touchdowns. He sustained a shoulder injury during the season, which limited him to eight of 12 games in 2015. 

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The Gamecocks finished 3–9 last season.