South Carolina quarterback Zeb Noland ruled out with right hand injury

South Carolina quarterback Zeb Noland (8) waiting for football during the first half of NCAA college football game against the Eastern Illinois on Saturday, Sept.4, 2021 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C.(AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr)
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ATHENS, Ga. -- South Carolina starting quarterback Zeb Noland was ruled out for the rest of the Gamecocks’ game against Georgia Saturday night with a right hand injury.

Noland was escorted off the field to receive an X-ray by the South Carolina medical staff following the injury. The quarterback’s throwing hand was stepped on by Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter following an incomplete pass on the Gamecocks’ first offensive drive.

Noland rejoined his team on the sidelines with his hand wrapped in medical tape.

South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer commented on his quarterback’s injury following his team’s 40-13 loss to Georgia.

“Zeb got a cut on his hand,” said Beamer. “We don’t think it’s broken, but he’s got a pretty significant cut on his hand that he had no feeling in his hand. So obviously, he can’t throw the football with that.”

Sophomore quarterback Luke Doty took Noland’s place under center on South Carolina’s following drive. Doty, who was the team’s presumed starter before suffering a foot injury in August, took his first snaps of the season.

Noland was the second Gamecock to leave the game after starting linebacker Sherrod Greene was helped off the field. Greene sustained a lower body injury on the second play from scrimmage.

The Bulldogs are currently battling South Carolina at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.

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