South Carolina Gamecocks football coach Steve Spurrier had coached a lot of very special players, but none may be more special than Marcus Lattimore. None may have a more difficult road to recovery either.
After suffering a season ending injury in 2011, Lattimore returned after a long rehab to show that he is still one of the most talented running backs in America. But after suffering what was one of the most gruesome injury to ever take place on a football field, Lattimore is going to face an even more difficult challenge if he is to ever return to the sports he excels at ever again.
It looked awful, but in actuality, Lattimore was able to escape without any fractures after suffering the leg injury on a clean hit against the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday. The official diagnosis appears to be a dislocated right knee as well as damage to several ligaments. While it is still bad, it could have been far worse.
In fact, after first witnessing the injury, many people – including mysel...