Apr 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California inside linebacker Nick Schlossberg (bottom) tackles Southern California tailback Ty Isaac (29) during the Southern California Spring Game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

USC Football: Isaac Hurt, But Trojans Limit Spring Game Injuries


Apr 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California inside linebacker Nick Schlossberg (bottom) tackles Southern California tailback Ty Isaac (29) during the Southern California Spring Game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California inside linebacker Nick Schlossberg (bottom) tackles Southern California tailback Ty Isaac (29) during the Southern California Spring Game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Running back Ty Isaac suffered a high ankle sprain during the USC spring game on Saturday, though the Trojans emerged relatively unscathed from the outing.

Sarkisian announced after the game that all 23 of USC’s injured players are expected to be available for fall camp.

Among those injured are veterans like Leonard Williams and Josh Shaw, as well as Aundrey Walker and Lamar Dawson, whose returns will turn several position battles on their heads. Dawson faces competition from Anthony Sarao at the WILL linebacker position. Meanwhile Walker could push Khaliel Rodgers out at right guard, which the position he filled in 2013, or fight Zach Banner for the starting position at right tackle.

Isaac was named the second string running back behind Tre Madden and Javorius “Buck” Allen on the spring depth chart. He joins Justin Davis and DJ Morgan  in the ranks of injured running backs. Typically, high ankle sprains are more severe than low ones, with an expected recovery time of six weeks. Luckily, Isaac will have time to let the injury heal before fall camp kicks off in August.

Fullback Jahleel Pinner rolled his ankle during the game as well, though there’s no word on the severity of the injury.

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  • tony

    Spring game didn’t look very well to me. Absent a running game, blocking and pass protection. I hope it’s just that coach doesn’t want to show all his cards.