Aug 29, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; Southern California Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams (94) sacks Hawaii Rainbow Warriors quarterback Taylor Graham (8) at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC DE Leonard Williams Practicing Despite Shoulder Discomfort

USC football’s preseason All-American defensive end Leonard Williams played much of the 2013 season with a torn labrun that required offseason surgery and held him out of spring camp.

Despite now being structurally sound, Williams is still battling through discomfort that has limited him plenty so far in training camp.

Max Meyer of Neon Tommy met with Williams after Saturday afternoon’s session at the Coliseum, when Williams elaborated a bit on the shoulder. The lineman stressed that it is just soreness that he’s dealing with, which is good news for the Trojans.

At last month’s Pac-12 Media Day in Hollywood, the junior told reporters that he was close to being back at 100 percent. This looks to be something that Williams could have to play through as his shoulder re-acclimates itself to the stress of playing football again.

Monday’s scrimmage should be a good test for Williams, in addition to how his shoulder reacts in the days following.

The Trojans open the 2014 season at home against Fresno State on August 30th, and as of now, Williams is expected to play a key role as a starting defensive lineman.

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