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USC's Jordin Lindsey released from hospital after being stabbed in neck

Jordin Lindsey, who was stabbed in the neck Saturday, was released from the hospital Sunday after surgery to repair a 4-inch gash.
Jordin Lindsey, who was stabbed in the neck Saturday, was released from the hospital Sunday after surgery to repair a 4-inch gash.

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina defensive end Jordin Lindsey was released from the hospital Sunday morning, a day after the senior was stabbed in the neck with a broken beer bottle during a fight in Five Points.

Lindsey was recovering at his off-campus residence Sunday and will be able to take his finals this week, according to the player's father.

"He said he feels good. He really does," Billy Lindsey said. "Just sorry that happened. I hope they'll get that guy or whoever it is."

According to a Columbia police report, two men approached Lindsey around 4 a.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of Greene Street. During the ensuing altercation, Lindsey was stabbed by one of the men, opening up a 4-inch gash on Lindsey's neck.

Gamecocks linebacker Dustin Lindsey drove his twin brother to the home of USC quarterback Blake Mitchell and linebacker Cody Wells, where someone called 911.

Jordin Lindsey was transported to Palmetto Health Richland and underwent surgery after losing a "significant" amount of blood, Billy Lindsey said.

Columbia police are trying to identify the assailant and the other man.

Lindsey, a native of Mobile, Ala., was academically ineligible this season after his cumulative grade point average dipped below 2.0. The defensive MVP of last year's Liberty Bowl, the 6-foot-3, 254-pound Lindsey has one year of eligibility remaining.

Dustin Lindsey, who recently underwent a second knee surgery after re-injuring his ACL, also has one year left.

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