Posted October 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier led the cheers of more than 1,000 people who turned out Monday to wish injured star Marcus Lattiimore a quick recovery and a happy 21st birthday. ''This is not a memorial service,'' Spurrier said. ''This is a happy birthday to Marcus and an appreciation for everything he's done and is going to continue to do for South Carolina.'' And then Spurrier gave out a gift of hope to worried Gamecock fans. ''The message he gave me was, `I'll be back,''' Spurrier said. ''So he's coming back.'' That was the last thing on anyone's mind after watching Lattimore's devastating injury. His right knee was dislocated and sustained significant ligament damage requiring surgery and maybe needing more than a year of rehabilitation. Lattimore was released from the hospital Sunday night. Playing again, though, wasn't what Monday's gathering was about. Fans filled the area...
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