South Carolina LB Sherrod Greene out at least 4 to 6 weeks with fractured hip

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina starting linebacker Sherrod Greene will miss at least the next four to six weeks with a fractured hip, Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday.

Greene, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound senior who had started 23 of the past 26 games for South Carolina, was injured in the Gamecocks' 31-27 loss to No. 21 Tennessee Saturday night.

Muschamp said Tuesday that Greene's injury was "unusual" and that Greene will not need surgery. Greene will get rechecked in about a month or so.

"Hopefully, he'll be back within that time," the coach said. "But it's a very unusual injury."

Muschamp said backup Damani Staley would take over for Greene in the starting lineup when South Carolina heads to No. 3 Florida on Saturday.

Greene was second on South Carolina with 73 tackles in 2018. He played in just nine games last season and finished with 35 stops.