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South Carolina basketball has COVID issues before Clemson

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COVID-19 problems have struck the South Carolina men’s basketball staff yet once again.

On his “Carolina Calls” radio clearly show on Thursday, head mentor Frank Martin said that the Gamecocks (8-2) will be down six players on the street against Clemson (7-4) on Saturday owing to a blend of COVID-19 concerns and accidents.

Martin did not say which precise players will be lacking owing to COVID-19. Devoid of all those 6, USC will have 10 players accessible.

“As of appropriate now, we’re gonna be down six bodies,” Martin stated on the show. “And so we’ll have enough to engage in the sport. And we’ll go up there, and we had a effective apply nowadays, and we’ll fight and struggle our tails off. I’ve obtained unbelievable self-assurance in the guys on our team. And we’ll figure it out. The six bodies are not all COVID-relevant.”

He said forward A.J. Wilson will be 1 of the missing players soon after suffering a knee personal injury Tuesday night versus Allen. Martin reported he expects Wilson to skip two to three months. It is considered junior guard Jermaine Couisnard (ankle) is one of the six. Couisnard has skipped the past two video games soon after rolling his ankle in opposition to Georgetown, but Martin hasn’t officially dominated him out for Clemson.

Very last period, the Gamecocks battled optimistic COVID-19 exams, shutting down a few individual moments and canceling the bulk of their non-meeting slate in a 6-15 year. Past season’s recreation in opposition to Clemson was canceled due to COVID-19 instances in the USC program.

Martin reported before the season on Oct. 7 that all but two of the team’s players ended up vaccinated. Martin is vaccinated soon after contracting the virus twice very last time.

Martin reported the whole staff will be tested once more Friday.

“We’ve gotta hope that (Friday) now most people assessments all over again, that we never have much more,” Martin explained. “And that’s kind of the way it goes these days with this COVID stuff.”

The game is scheduled to tip at 8 p.m. Saturday and broadcast on ACC Network.

Martin and Clemson mentor Brad Brownell are scheduled to handle the media at 11 a.m. Friday in routinely scheduled push conferences.

This tale was at first posted December 16, 2021 7:30 PM.

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Michael Lananna specializes in Gamecocks athletics and storytelling projects for The Point out. Featured in Very best American Athletics Crafting 2018, Lananna covered college baseball nationally right before relocating to Columbia in 2020. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2014 with a degree in journalism.
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