Deebo Samuel will miss rest of South Carolina's season after breaking his leg

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South Carolina Gamecocks receiver Deebo Samuel will miss the rest of the season after breaking his leg in the Gamecocks' 23-13 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday.

Samuel kicked off the scoring with a 68-yard receiving touchdown on the opening play, but South Carolina was stifled by Kentucky's defense thereafter and did not score again.

Samuel had five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown, his sixth this season.

South Carolina has lost four straight to Kentucky and will face Texas A&M and Tennessee in road contests in the next four weeks.?

"He's an outstanding teammate and an outstanding friend," quarterback Jake Bentley said, according to The State. "He's going to be hard to replace."

Information from the Associated Press was used in reporting.