Colubmia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina Gamecocks linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams is out for the year.

USC Coach Will Muschamp confirmed after Saturday's 17-16 win over Louisiana Tech that Williams has a shoulder injury that will keep him on the sidelines for the remainder of this season.

It was announced before the game that Allen-Williams would not play, but at the time, it wasn't clear that he'd suffered a severe injury.

"Hate that I can't finish the year with my brother but it's a minor setback for a major comeback!" he wrote on Twitter.

He added, "After talking with Coach Muschamp, doctors, and my family, I will be getting surgery on my shoulder this week."

He will take a medical redshirt, which means he'll retain his year of eligibility from this year. He is a senior on the team.

Williams said he will return to the team.

Allen-Williams is considered one of the Gamecocks top defenders. He finishes 2017 with 2 sacks, 3 tackles for loss, an interception and 10 tackles in three games.