Every since Ed Orgeron has been running USC practices as the iterim head coach, he’s given transparency when it comes to injuries. It’s beyond refreshing and should give us a good luck at what to expect this week against Arizona. Here’s the full report from Sunday’s practice:
- RB Silas Redd(knee): Looks like he’s finally getting back on the field, as was reported last week. When asked by the media if he was definitely playing, he replied that he was “locked in.”
- RB Justin Davis(ankle): A slight ankle sprain last Wednesday is the culprit, and assuming he gets the green light, it’ll be interesting to see his and Redd’s workload, behind Tre Madden.
- WR De’Von Flournoy(ankle): With Marqise Lee on this list too(spoiler!), it looks like the senior is going to need to step up this week, despite having three career receptions.
- WR Marqise Lee(knee): Given the fact that the initial fear was a torn ligament, having Lee questionable just a week and half after the ASU game is probably is a good thing.
- OLB/DE Morgan Breslin(hip): Against a run-first spread like Arizona, Breslin will be missed on the edge if he can’t go, but it’s an opportunity for Jabari Ruffin to step up. Ruffin looked good against Hawaii, which Breslin missed due to injury.
- CB Anthony Brown(knee): Brown’s listed as a co-starter along with Kevon Seymor and Torin Harris at the corner spot opposite of Josh Shaw. Expect those two to get the most reps on Thursday.
- WR Darreus Rogers(ankle): A sprained ankle against Utah State looked more severe at the time, and like Flournoy, he’ll have to step if Lee can’t go and he can.
- RB D.J. Morgan(knee): No surprise here. Morgan hasn’t played in forever, though like Redd, he suited for the first time all season against Utah State on September 21st.
H/T: Rich Hammond.