Mar 22, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver George Farmer (8) at spring practice at Howard Jones Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

USC Trojans Confirm WR George Farmer Has Torn ACL


The injuries keep on piling on for the USC Trojans this spring. The latest player to fall victim to the injury bug is wide receiver George Farmer, who is no stranger to injuries in his own right. The university confirmed that Farmer has suffered a torn ACL and MCL and he will undergo season ending surgery when the swelling goes down.

He suffered the injury during a non-contact drill earlier in the week.

Farmer will take a redshirt for this season.

The loss will be felt by the Trojans who are looking for playmakers to step up on the offensive side of the ball. Farmer was having a great spring and was looking for an increased role in the offense.

“George was having one of the best springs of any receiver,” Trojans wide receivers coach Tee Martin told the Los Angeles Times.

Injuries have limited Farmer every season he has been enrolled at USC. He has only seen the field thirteen times.

Farmer came to USC with a lot of hype behind him as the No. 1 wide receiver in the 2011 recruiting class. Hopefully he will be able to fully recover and come back strong next season while he continues to look for an opportunity.

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