Silas Redd has had a rough go of it since transferring to USC from Penn State last July, battling multiple knee injuries and a shoulder injury. After missing the first five games of the 2013 season with a bum knee, the senior running back announced to the media after today’s practice that he’ll be ready to go in the first game of the Ed Orgeron era, next week vs. Arizona.
Redd missed the Hawaii trip in late August, and followed it up by going to visit Dr. James Andrews during the first weekend of September. Since then, his status had been a mystery, with media forced to speculate on his health based on whether or not he would wear cleats to practice or not.
It wasn’t until the Utah State game on September 21st that Redd suited up for the first time, but he didn’t see the field. With Redd returning to practice on a bye week, it should give him ample time going into the Arizona game, next Thursday night.
During his absence, both Tre Madden and Justin Davis have played tremendously for the Trojans, highlighted by their combined 250 rushing yards vs. Arizona State this past Saturday. Madden is currently second in the Pac-12 in rushing, with 583 yards.
Redd had 905 yards on 167 carries in 2012, after a 1,241-yard campaign in 2011 with Penn State.