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Sophomore quarterback Luke Doty out for remainder of season due to foot surgery

<p>Sophomore quarterback Luke Doty hands the ball off to running back Kevin Harris in South Carolina's game against Georgia on Sept. 18, 2021.</p>

Sophomore quarterback Luke Doty hands the ball off to running back Kevin Harris in South Carolina's game against Georgia on Sept. 18, 2021.

Football head coach Shane Beamer announced Tuesday during his weekly press conference that sophomore quarterback Luke Doty is out for the rest of the season due to a foot injury.

Doty will undergo surgery to repair his foot later this week.

"He re-injured his foot, we've met with some specialists over the last couple days, he will be done for the year," Beamer said. "He's gonna have surgery this week, that's the best thing for him short-term and long-term, is to get this thing healed up and get him back."

Beamer said that after the Vanderbilt game on Saturday he received the news from head athletic trainer Clint Haggard but didn't know the severity of the injury yet. 

Despite the injury, Beamer said that Doty was doing great, was watching practice and was active in meetings over the last few days. 

"He's one of the toughest players to ever play at South Carolina and he showed that Saturday night. I appreciate his toughness," Beamer said. "Hate it for him, hate it for our football team, but he's in great spirits."

After missing the first two and a half games of the season with a foot injury, Doty has played in every game since but was replaced by graduate quarterback Zeb Noland on the final drive of the Vanderbilt game.

Doty finished the season with 975 passing yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions along with 25 rushing yards.

Beamer announced Noland would be the starter this week on his Sunday night teleconference. Moving forward, transfer redshirt senior Jason Brown will be the back up quarterback.


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