Jadeveon Clowney (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina's coaches think defensive end Jadeveon Clowney could play Saturday.
On his call-in show Thursday, USC Head Coach Steve Spurrier said Clowney was "questionable" for the game, but that he expected him to play a little.
Defensive Coordinator Lorenzo Ward said after practice that he thinks Clowney could go as well.
"He's practiced two days in a row and I think he's getting better every day," Ward said. "He's doing everything in his power to be ready to play. I think he'll play, based on what we've seen the last two days."
Clowney has been nursing bruised ribs for over a week.
He did not play in last week's game against Kentucky after telling the coaching staff just prior to the game that he was physically unable to go. The decision led to a controversy that drew national attention.
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Spurrier later said there were mistakes made in how the injury was reported to USC staff, and said that the situation was handled poorly by everyone involved.
USC plays Arkansas at 12:21 p.m. Saturday.