USC Football Injury Report: Flare up in knee sidelines Andrew Vorhees (8/14)

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Offensive lineman Andrew Vorhees will sit out Week 2 of Fall Camp with a flare up in his knee. Here’s the USC football injury report for August 14.

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USC football’s offensive line is now feeling the injury bug as right guard Andrew Vorhees spent Tuesday’s practice on the sideline along with tackle Austin Jackson.

Vorhees is experiencing a flare up in the knee which underwent a minor operation after Spring Camp, head coach Clay Helton said. As a result, the sophomore will sit out the second week of Fall Camp, with an eye for returning next week.

In his place, redshirt freshman Alijah Vera-Tucker took first team reps at right guard.

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Jackson continues to sit out with an ankle injury, giving Clayton Bradley full first team reps at left tackle.

Helton also explained the lack of participation for running back Markese Stepp this week. The freshman is under concussion protocol and will have to pass concussion tests before he is allowed back in action.

Meanwhile, the head coach gave an update on freshman linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu, who is recovering from foot surgery. He had the last screw in his foot taken out recently and will soon begin running on the water treadmill as he continues his rehab.

“He’s still a distance away,” Helton said, noting his prognosis is good. He just needs time.

USC Football Injury Report:

  • Out for the season: LB Tayler Katoa (LDS Mission)
  • Out: LB Oluwole Betiku (hip), LB Palaie Gaoteote (knee), LB Porter Gustin (knee), WR Josh Imatorbhebhe (ankle), OL Austin Jackson (ankle), TE Erik Krommenhoek (hamstring), DL Jacob Lichtenstein (calf), WR Michael Pittman (nose/shoulder), S Ykili Ross (hamstring), WR Jake Russell (hamstring), RB Markese Stepp (concussion), LB Solomon Tuliaupupu (foot), OL Andrew Vorhees (knee), Keyshawn “Pie” Young (undisclosed)
  • Limited: LB Levi Jones (ankle), LB Cameron Smith (hamstring)

On Tuesday, USC’s linebacker corps showed signs of getting a couple players back in the near future. Though Cameron Smith and Levi Jones didn’t participate in team work, both suited up in full pads and went through warm ups. While Jones did special teams work, Smith was limited to just walkthrough activities.