Both Jordan Addison and Eric Gentry ended up getting injured in the second half of USC Football's loss to Utah. Both injuries were key losses, and their status moving forward was going to be incredibly important. According to Lincoln Riley, however, these injuries are clearly not significant. Check out what he had to say below:
Both injuries appeared to be leg injuries, and obviously some leg injuries can prove to be very serious. These two are not serious, however, which is clutch for the outlook of the Trojans' future this season.
As for Addison, he's the best wide receiver on the team, and arguably the best player on the team. He won the Biletnikoff last season, and already has 585 yards on the year and seven receiving touchdowns at just the midway point.
As for Gentry, he's the best linebacker on the team. Gentry has contributed in many ways so far for this team. He's already picked up a sack, an interception, a forced fumble, and two PD's. He has 52 tackles so far. To put that in perspective, he had 45 all season last year for Arizona State and was named a Freshman All-American.
Lincoln Riley's USC Football squad will likely still win their next three games without Jordan Addison and Eric Gentry.
That's because realistically, USC Football won't be missing Jordan Addison and Eric Gentry the way they were last week when they take on Arizona, Cal (at home), and Colorado (at home). SC still has a good WR room without Addison, headlined by Mario Williams, who has put up 493 receiving yards as the second option this year at a 19(!) yards per reception average.
On defense, they will likely really miss Gentry if he ends up needing to miss time, but the offense is averaging 40.4 points per game this year. There's a decent amount of a margin for error for this defense when the offense is as good as it is.
And again, the offense is still going to be just fine without Addison. It likely won't perform as well, but still has the personnel to really cook when factoring in Williams and the running game that the Trojans have.
The best part, though, is that these guys have a chance to be back by SC's next game anyway. There's a bye week this week, so they get another week to recover. SC would like to have these guys back much sooner rather than later, and that's absolutely possible for them.