Spring football practices have not been kind for the USC Trojans in March. Less than one week ago, the Trojans watched starting quarterback Max Wittek and star wide receiver Marqise Lee drop in the first live practice with knee injuries. Wittek was diagnosed with a sprained MCL, while Woods injury was less serious.
Now, the team’s leading rusher, Silas Redd, went down with a torn meniscus and will miss the remainder of spring ball.
“Silas Redd — torn meniscus. Out for the rest of spring. Surgery next week on Tuesday — expected to return in the fall with no problems,” head coach Lane Kiffin said after this weekend’s practice.
Last season, Redd led the Trojans with 905 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.
Redd joined the Trojans as a transfer from Penn State last season. He was able to play immediately because of the transfer rules that specifically applied to Penn State athletes following the fall out from the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.