USC Football: Injury report vs. Tulane
USC Football has tons of injuries that will be affecting them in the Cotton Bowl against Tulane. Some of them have already caused key players to be ruled out, some of them are still awaiting a verdict, and some of them may actually likely not keep guys out of the game. This article will make sense of the injury situation heading into the New Year's Six Bowl.
Much of the game will likely come down to health, as did the Pac-12 Championship Game. Unfortunately, the Trojans ended up not staying healthy enough to win that game, but this one has a chance to be different with a month to prepare for potentially not having a full squad.
USC Football Injury Report vs. Tulane
USC Football QB Caleb Williams: Probable
Caleb Williams popped his hamstring early in the Pac-12 Championship Game, but he is likely to play for USC Football against Tulane.
USC Football WR Michael Jackson III: Questionable
Michael Jackson III is questionable with an undisclosed injury, which is tough because he was expected to get more playing time in this game with WR1 Jordan Addison not playing (more on that below).
USC Football WR Jordan Addison: Out
Jordan Addison is sitting out of the game to rehab his nagging ankle injury that he suffered in the regular season game against Utah this season. USC Football's No. 1 receiver played through it ever since Week 11, so it appears that he's sitting out of this game to make sure he doesn't aggravate the injury and hurt his NFL Draft stock, as he will likely be a first round pick if he enters the draft this year (which he is likely to do).
USC Football QB Mo Hasan: Out Indefinitely
USC Football QB Mo Hasan ruptured his Achilles tendon relatively early this past offseason, and there is still no timetable on his return.
USC Football OG Andrew Vorhees: Out
Andrew Vorhees is not healthy enough to come back from his undisclosed injury that kept him out of the Pac-12 Championship Game for USC Football.
USC Football C Brett Neilon: Out
Brett Neilon suffered an injury during the Pac-12 Champion Game, and USC Football's starting center was ruled out of the Cotton Bowl weeks ago as a result.
USC Football DB Joshua Jackson Jr.: Out Indefinitely
Joshua Jackson Jr. has not played at all for USC Football this season due to an undisclosed injury, and it remains to be seen when he can be expected back.
USC Football DB Adonis Otey: Out Indefinitely
Adonis Otey has also been out all year for USC Football with an undisclosed injury, and is still out indefinitely as of this moment.
USC Football K Garth White: Out Indefinitely
Garth White is another player who is out indefinitely for USC Football as a result of an undisclosed injury that has prevented him from playing all season.
USC Football DB Briton Allen: Out Indefinitely
Briton Allen hasn't played all season for USC Football due to a knee injury, and there is still no word on when his return will be.
USC Football RB Travis Dye: Out
USC Football RB1 Travis Dye went down and out for the season to a knee injury against Colorado in Week 11.
USC Football Rush End Romello Height: Out
USC Football's starting Rush End, Romello Height, injured his shoulder in Week 2 against Stanford and has been out for the season ever since.