Update: Lattimore surgery, future

November 7, 2012 

Junior running back Marcus Lattimore won’t need another surgery after having an operation Friday to repair damage to multiple ligaments in his right knee, running backs coach Everette Sands said Wednesday.

“He’s doing OK,” Sands said. “I saw him yesterday. He seems like his spirits are up, which is good.”

Lattimore expects to return to football, but he and Sands haven’t talked about whether that will be at South Carolina or in the NFL, Sands said.

“Right now we are just getting into the start of rehab, making sure he has his head on straight,” Sands said.

Lattimore will be eligible for the NFL Draft after this season. He will be honored as the school’s all-time leader in touchdowns (41) at Saturday’s game, and Spurrier said Tuesday that he expects Lattimore to be in attendance at the game. Sands is unsure if that will happen, though.

“I haven’t talked to him about that,” Sands said.

- Josh Kendall

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