USC senior running back Silas Redd is back on campus after an all but nonchalant weekend visit to Dr. James Andrews, and per Dan Weber of USCFootball.com, was seen at Howard Jones fields during this afternoon’s practice with heavy wrap and a brace on his left knee. though he did not participate.
Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin opted to keep Redd’s injury status under wraps as well, though Redd remains listed as a co-starter on the obligatory depth chart, along with Justin Davis and Tre Madden. The first-year tandem of backs combined for 201 yards on 32 carries during last Thursday’s season-opening win over Hawaii.
After today’s practice, Kiffin did open up about the backfield, to praise the work of Davis, the true freshman.
“[Justin] was one of the positive stories of the [Hawaii] game,” said the fourth-year head coach. Kiffin also gave credit to safety Su’a Cravens on the other side of the ball, citing their freshmen debuts as big factors in the 30-13 win.
As for Silas Redd, who knows what to expect this point. “Visiting Dr. James Andrews” is the arguably the worst phrase in sports, though he being back with teammates what Kiffin confirmed to be a left knee procedure while in Alabama, might be a good sign for the senior.
Last year, in his first season since transferring from Penn State, Redd led USC in rushing with 905 yards on 167 carries, despite missing or being extremely limited in three of 13 games.