Columbia, SC, United States (4E Sports) – South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney plans to undergo surgery to remove bone spurs in his right foot after the season.
“I’m going to get it cleaned out after the season’s over with,” Clowney told the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald Journal after South Carolina’s 35-25 win over Vanderbilt Saturday.
Clowney said the injury has grown more acute since late last season but that have nagged him since high school. He added the foot “builds up pain” but only troubles him when he’s playing.
“The more I keep going the more it bothers me,” Clowney said. “I’m out here playing on it though. I’m just trying to give it everything I’ve got.”
In 2012, Clowney recorded 23.5 tackles for loss and 13 sacks but through three games this season, he has been limited to 10 total tackles and two sacks.
The 13th-ranked Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 SEC) are off next weekend before returning against UCF.