For the first time in seemingly forever, the Trojans are finally getting healthy. Well, as much as they can. Going into Saturday’s rivalry tilt with the UCLA Bruins, Ed Orgeron’s Trojans appear to have all hands on deck, making for a rather short weekly injury report.
- WR Marqise Lee (leg): Lee suffered a bone bruise against Stanford and was in so much pain that he had to be held up to do postgame interviews. After missing last week’s trip to Colorado, Orgeron announced on Wednesday that Lee will play vs. UCLA. He currently needs 18 receptions to break Robert Woods’ career record at USC.
- RB Tre Madden (knee): Madden got six carries against Stanford and just one against Colorado, but he should be completely ready to go on Saturday, per Orgeron. Madden told the media that on Tuesday that he’s excited and focused on playing against UCLA.
- RB Silas Redd (knee): The senior played in one drive vs. Cal on November 9th, and has been out since scoring on a screen pass from Cody Kessler in the first quarter. Like Lee, he didn’t fly to Boulder with the Trojans last week, after watching the Stanford game in street clothes. Redd returned to practice last week and participated with more regularity this week. Orgeron told reporters on Wednesday that “it looks like [Redd is] going to play”. That, of course, came a day after Orgeron said Redd was questionable and Madden said Redd was out. In just five games this year, Redd has 351 yards, with his best game of the season coming at Oregon State on November 1st, where had 140 yards on 22 carries.
- CB Kevon Seymour (chest): A chest contusion took Seymour of the game last week at Colorado, forcing Torin Harris to play in his place. Seymour returned to practice this week and according to Dan Weber of USC Football.com, he looked to be at full health. Orgeron listed Seymour as ‘questionable’ on Sunday, but we’ll put him as probable due to his practice form and Orgeron’s optimism.