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Gilmore has bond with injured South Carolina RB

Posted by johnmurphyshow on October 29, 2012 – 8:00 pm

It was one of the most gruesome injuries in recent seasons–the knee injury suffered by South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore Saturday.

One year after injuring his other knee, Lattimore suffered a dislocated knee and damaged knee ligaments in the second quarter of USC’s game against Tennessee.  And Bills rookie CB Stephon Gilmore was there on the sidelines to see it in person.

Gilmore, the 10th overall pick in the NFL draft last April, was a guest on The John Murphy Show Monday night.    He watched the South Carolina-Tennessee game at his alma mater, taking advantage of the Bills four day break for the bye week to return home.

The Bills CB is a former teammate of Lattimore and kept in touch with him via text since Gilmore arrived in Buffalo this past year.  And he talked to us about watching the injury in person.

“It was a bad experience.  He’s a good kid, he works hard,” Gilmore said on the radio show.  “And it happened back to back years, this one was the other leg.  I went to see him after the game in the hospital, and told him to keep his head up, and keep working hard and pray about it, and if he needs anything he can call me and talk to him.”

We were very close in college,” Gilmore continued, “and I texted him a lot during the season.  We definitely stayed in touch.  He’s a good kid, and I told him if he needs anything, to call me.”

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