Mar 5, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Max Wittek (13) throws a pass as quarterbacks coach Clay Helton watches at spring practice at Howard Jones Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC Spring Football: Max Wittek Diagnosed With Sprained MCL


That sound you just heard was USC fans breathing a sigh of relief.

We mentioned over the weekend that USC Trojans offensive stars Max Wittek and Marqise Lee both suffered knee injuries during the team’s first live scrimmage of the spring and we are now beginning to learn more about their injuries.

Wittek received the more serious injury of the two, with the quarterback diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his right knee.

It’s never good to suffer knee injuries, but Wittek knows it could have been worse.

“I got scared,” Wittek said, per the Orange County Register. “Obviously it was my knee, and I’d never been hurt like that before. I was pretty scared at first, but once I got to the sideline and rested it up a little bit, it started feeling a lot better. The swelling went down the past couple days. It’s looking very positive.”

For Lee, it is better news.

The star wide receiver suffered what is just being referred to as a minor knee injury. Lee was in full pads for Tuesday’s practice during warm ups, but left the field during drills to go lift weights with the other injured players.

USC avoided disaster.

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