USC football fans may breathe a sign of relief after LT injury updates

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USC Football Team Reporter Keely Eure has reported that Lincoln Riley has said that Trojan Left Tackles Courtland Ford and Bobby Haskins practiced in full on Tuesday. This is major news, as both starting blindside tackles being injured for this week's game against Oregon State could be destructive.

Both Ford and Haskins split even snaps in the first two games of the season. Both are very good options at the position, so SC utilized both just as much. For the third game this past week, though, Ford dressed but did not play. Therefore, his ankle injury must not have been serious, but not worth risking unless he was needed during the contest.

Haskins ended up getting the start, and interestingly enough, he ended up getting injured. Third string left tackle Mason Murphy got the call, and he gave up an easy sack on his first play. Haskins ended up getting back in after that. Unfortunately, he ended up getting hurt again later in the contest too, but Ford never had to be put in the game. Fresno State was never in the contest, so Murphy played whenever Haskins couldn't.

USC football will likely not have to worry about any of this for Week 4, though, now that Courtland Ford and Bobby Haskins are likely healthy.

Now, USC football will probably be able to go back to splitting time at left tackle between Courtland Ford and Bobby Haskins. Keep in mind that Ford must not have been unable to play if he dressed, and able to go if needed last week.

Also, keep in mind that there hasn't been any pessimism regarding Haskins' injury potentially being long-term. He wasn't seen being carted off, and he came back in the game after he went down the first time. Now with both practicing in full, it's likely that they will both be good to go for Saturday, in what will be USC's toughest test of the season to this point against the Beavers.

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USC can't afford a situation where both tackles are out of the game for good, and risk their quarterback and Heisman contender getting hurt. Luckily, it looks like they don't have to worry about these linemen being injured in the first place.