Team captain Patrick DiMarco ran off the USC practice field Thursday wearing a brightly-colored yellow jersey on his back and a soft pad wrapped on his left arm. It is not exactly a sight Gamecock fans want to see.
The 6-foot-1, 243-pound senior, expected to see plenty of playing time at fullback and tight end this season, suffered a crack in his forearm, which is slightly worse than the bruise originally reported.
Theres a little crack. Nothing too bad, DiMarco said.
Still, it will take some time to recover.
They said I should be back for the first game. Im doing rehab every day and stuff, he said. Im just trying to get back right. Theyll probably wrap it up and give me a big old pad so I wont feel much on it when we play.