Lattimore won’t attend game

By: The Associated Press
Published: Friday, November 9, 2012

— Injured South Carolina tailback Marcus Lattimore won’t attend the eighth-ranked Gamecocks’ game against Arkansas on Saturday.

The school said Thursday that Lattimore, team physician Dr. Jeffrey Guy and head trainer Clint Haggard agreed that Lattimore should not attend.

Gamecocks Coach Steve Spurrier had said earlier in the week that Lattimore would be on hand when the school unveiled signage at Williams-Brice Stadium honoring the junior for his school career-best 38 rushing touchdowns.

Lattimore sustained a gruesome right knee injury against Tennessee two weeks ago. He had surgery last Friday, with Guy and other surgeons repairing several knee ligaments. Guy said there are no plans for additional operations.

The school said Lattimore is in good spirits and has started his rehabilitation. Lattimore finished the season with 662 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Sports, Pages 22 on 11/09/2012