Clowney misses practice for No. 13 South Carolina

South Carolina All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney did
not practice Thursday because of bruised ribs, but is expected to
play against Kentucky on Saturday night.

Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward says Clowney was
held out of drills because of the ribs. Ward says he’ll be in the
lineup for the 13th-ranked Gamecocks (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern
Conference).

Clowney has also dealt with bone spurs in his right foot this
season that the 6-foot-6, 274-pound lineman has had since high
school.

Clowney is the reigning SEC defensive player of the year. He has
two sacks this season as opponents have generally played away from
Clowney’s side on offense.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says Clowney has played hard
this year and is doing well.