COLUMBIA - South Carolina reserve cornerback Jamari Smith is out for the season after breaking his left foot at a scrimmage last weekend, while junior offensive lineman Mike Matulis has been diagnosed with a left knee sprain.
Smith was in a battle with freshmen Wesley Green, Chris Lammons and D.J. Smith for a backup spot behind starters Brison Williams and Al Harris Jr.
The projected starter at right guard, Matulis suffered the injury during Saturday's scrimmage. He is expected to be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks.
"We don't need anybody else hurt, that's for sure," USC coach Steve Spurrier said. "Hopefully Mike may have a chance to get back by mid-year. We'll just have to wait and see. They're going to try to treat him for a while and not operate. Offensive linemen don't have to plant and cut and jump too much. If he can stay solid in there and he's got a pretty good range of motion, they can play offensive line without a real super knee. So we'll see if we can get him to that point."
Matulis is no stranger to the injury report. He made five starts as as a true freshman and earned Freshman All-American honors from the Sporting News. But he missed considerable amount of time in 2012 with a shoulder injury that finally ended his season. Last year, he redshirted due to another shoulder injury.