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USC Spring Camp: 04/04 Notes

The 11th practice of USC Spring Camp is officially in the books, with the Trojans having wrapped up another productive session at Howard Jones field. Though the team had a strong showing per head coach Lane Kiffin, it did experience a slight setback in the form of another troublesome injury.

Here are the quick hits from Thursday’s practice:

  • Freshman DB Su’a Cravens is slated to miss the rest of spring camp, as he has suffered a torn meniscus. He will have surgery in the coming days, and like RB Silas Redd, will be out 4 to 6 weeks. Both are expected to be ready by fall camp, though Cravens’ injury throws a wrench into the development of USC’s secondary, as he was considered to be in contention for a starting spot.
  • Marqise Lee, who had been out for weeks after dinging his knee in the first scrimmage, practiced for about an hour today. He will participate in Saturday’s scrimmage.
  • Kiffin said that George Farmer, who is out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL, will redshirt for 2013.
  • The head coach also noted that 20 athletes sat out today because of injuries, and two more got hurt in practice. Fall practices will not be nearly this physical during the fall.
  • CB Torin Harris hurt himself late in practice, falling hard on his shoulder as he went to defend a pass. He watched the rest of practice on the sidelines, with an ice bag on his shoulder.
  • Kiffin also spoke on the progress of Tre Madden, who is back this year after having missed 2012 with a torn ACL. He said that Madden is doing well, and is participating in all aspects of practice except contact drills. He will be cleared for contact this fall.
  • In place of Farmer, WRs De’Von Flournoy and Victor Blackwell have been splitting reps.
  • USC will hold its fourth scrimmage of spring at the Coliseum on Sat., Apr. 6, at 11:00 am. It is closed to the public, but the Spring Game–scheduled for Apr. 13 at 1:00 p.m.–will be.

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