Connor Shaw (14) delivers a pass during the game at Bright House Networks Stadium. (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - When fans last saw Connor Shaw, his arm was in a sling after suffering a shoulder injury in the Central Florida game. And afterward, the coaching staff said it might be a while before fans saw him again.
What a difference a day or two makes.
Gamecocks Head Coach Steve Spurrier said Tuesday that Shaw is much healthier, and did not rule out him playing or starting on Saturday against Kentucky.
"The trainer had him out two to three weeks, [but] yesterday he threw the ball 60 yards," Spurrier. "You need to ask the trainer how he made such a miraculous recovery."
Spurrier later said that it may have been "55 [yards]."
Either way, the Gamecocks' starting quarterback will be back far sooner than expected. Dylan Thompson, who relieved Shaw after his injury, could also start against the Wildcats. A decision on who will play likely will come later in the week.