USC's Harris to miss 4 weeks of hoops season

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Following a re-evaluation by the South Carolina medical staff, sophomore forward Damontre Harris is expected to miss four weeks with a right big toe sprain, Gamecock head men's basketball coach Darrin Horn announced today.  The injury occurred during a conditioning session on Sept. 30.  Updates will be released as they are available throughout the preseason.

Redshirt-senior forward Malik Cooke was also evaluated by the medical staff, and is fully cleared for all basketball-related activities.  Cooke suffered a right ankle dislocation in a pick-up game on June 21.

Additionally, junior forward Lakeem Jackson has also been fully cleared for the start of practice.  Jackson underwent surgery earlier this year for a left foot injury that hampered him throughout the later part of the 2010-11 season.

South Carolina begins official practice for the 2011-12 season next Friday, Oct. 14.