The South Carolina Gamecocks athletics department confirmed Thursday morning that MarShawn Lloyd tore an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during Wednesday’s practice”I’m extremely disappointed for MarShawn,” said Gamecocks Head Coach Will Muschamp in a statement. “It was a non-contact situation where he just planted his foot and tore his ACL. MarShawn will attack his rehabilitation like he does everything in life. The best is yet to come for MarShawn Lloyd.”
Lloyd was a five-star recruit coming out of high school this past season, according to recruiting website Rivals.com. Rivals considered him the fourth-best running back in the country and No. 33 overall. 247Sports tabbed him as the fifth-best running back in the country and No. 43 overall.
He was the Gamecocks second-highest rated recruit after defensive lineman Jordan Burch of Hammond School in Columbia.