USC Injury Report: Daniel Imatorbhebhe doubtful for Texas (9/10)

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Daniel Imatorbhebhe could miss more time after sitting out Week 2. Here’s the USC injury report coming out of the Stanford victory.

USC got out of the Coliseum without too many major injury concerns, but the one they came in with has only increased.

Tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe did not suit up against Stanford on Saturday, and his absence could be extended to the Texas game and beyond as he deals with a hip flexor injury.

Head coach Clay Helton updated the tight end’s status during his Sunday night conference call, calling him “doubtful” for the week. He also floated the idea of shutting Imatorbhebhe down until they can get him fully healthy.

USC Injury Report:

  • Out for season: K Michael Brown (knee), LB Tayler Katoa (knee), CB Jonathan Lockett (hip), S Isaiah Pola-Mao (shoulder)
  • Out: LB Matt Bayle (undisclosed), OLB Hunter Echols (hip), DL Liam Jimmons (ankle), OT Nathan Smith (knee)
  • Doubtful: TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe (hip)
  • Questionable: DL Jacob Lichtenstein (back), DL Jay Tufele (back), WR Keyshawn “Pie” Young (hamstring)
  • Probable: S Bubba Bolden (knee), OL Chuma Edoga (knee), WR Michael Pittman (ankle)

As for players who saw action in the game, kicker Michael Brown was the worst for wear.

The redshirt freshman tore his ACL on a kickoff and will miss the remainder of the season. Starting place kicker Chase McGrath will handle kickoffs as well as field goals as a result.

Defensive tackle Marlon came out of the Stanford game with a sprained MCL, but Helton reported that the injury was non-surgical. He will be listed as day-to-day for the time being.

Meanwhile, outside linebacker Porter Gustin will have an MRI on his shoulder, though Helton did not express concern over the junior. They will know his status on Tuesday.

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Finally, right tackle Chuma Edoga, who was already dealing with a knee bruise from Week 1, suffered a wrist sprain against Stanford. As he did last week, he played through the injury and Helton expects him to be able to play this coming week.

In good news, Helton also anticipates the return of a trio of young Trojans this week.

Safety Bubba Bolden sat out Saturday with a bone bruise in his knee but should be back at practice. Receiver Michael Pittman is also expected to return fully from his high ankle sprain. He suited up on Saturday but did not play.

Defensive lineman Liam Jimmons will be back from an ankle sprain as well, Helton reported.

Helton added that freshmen defensive linemen Jay Tufele and Jacob Lichtenstein did not dress against Stanford because of lower back strains.