USC Injury Report: Daniel Imatorbhebhe likely out two more weeks (8/7)


The timetable for tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe’s return will stretch out another two weeks. Check out our USC injury report from fall camp practice No. 7.

There were no new injuries to report from USC’s seventh practice of fall camp 2017 on Monday. However, there were some updates on key Trojans who have missed time so far.

Redshirt sophomore tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe remained out to start Week 2 and head coach Clay Helton doesn’t expect him back for a couple more weeks.

“The mock game week is what we’re shooting for. It could be earlier, but that’s what he and I have talked about,” Helton said after practice on Monday.”

USC will go into the 2017 season opener against Western Michigan with a mock game week before the actual game week ending the month of August. That means, Imatorbhebhe is likely to remain out for the remainder of fall camp, through August 19.

USC Injury Report:

  • Out for camp: LB Tayler Katoa (knee), CB Jonathan Lockett (hip), OT Nathan Smith (knee)
  • Out: OLB Oluwole Betiku (toe), TE Josh Falo (knee), S Matt Lopes (toe), TE Tyler Petite (concussion), RB James Toland (groin), OL Alijah Vera-Tucker (hamstring), WR Keyshawn “Pie” Young (hamstring)
  • Limited: DL Kenny Bigelow (knee), OL Chuma Edoga (hamstring), CB Je’Quari Godfrey (knee), TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe (hip), OL Toa Lobendahn (knee), OL Frank Martin (hamstring)

“We’ll get him running and changing direction. Just don’t want to go back to full speed with an injury that’s kind of been nagging. We want him healthy,” Helton said, noting that the tight end has been able to do more work without pain recently.

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Imatorbhebhe isn’t the only tight end to remain out. Junior Tyler Petite once again sat out while he goes through concussion protocol, a process which could keep him out almost as long as Imatorbhebhe.

Helton sees a silver lining there though, with younger players like Erik Krommenhoek and Cary Angeline picking up valuable reps in the meantime.

The Trojans did welcome back another important player on offense on Monday, with right guard Viane Talamaivao returning to the line up after sitting out with a rolled ankle.

Otherwise, USC’s injury report remained unchanged after a light practice to start the week.