South Carolina football loses 2 defensive starters with season-ending ACL injuries

Emily Adams
Greenville News

COLUMBIA — Jordan Strachan and Mohamed Kaba will both miss the remainder of the South Carolina football season with injuries.

Both players suffered ACL injuries in the Gamecocks' 44-30 loss to Arkansas on Saturday. 

"I’m extremely disappointed and heart-broken for both of these young men,” coach Shane Beamer said in a school release Monday. “They both worked really hard to prepare for this season and were off to great starts for us. Their best football is still in front of them.”

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Strachan is a second-year starter who transferred to South Carolina from Georgia State ahead of the 2021 season. In 15 games, the 6-foot, 245-pound edge rusher has logged 27 tackles and four sacks. He will be replaced in the lineup by redshirt sophomore Gilber Edmond.

Kaba is a first-year starter at linebacker for the Gamecocks. The 6-2, 239-pound junior has 45 career tackles, including eight this season. Sherrod Greene, a sixth-year senior who suffered season-ending injuries in both 2020 and 2021, will take his place.

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