Marquise Lee, USC’s top receiver, has returned to practice on Tuesday, and is feeling pretty good; good enough to possibly play on Saturday against Notre Dame.
He suffered a knee sprain in the Trojans’ game against Arizona State, back on September 28. He hasn’t participated in practices since. In an article on ESPN, Lee spoke about how he was feeling.
I’m good and I had a great day today,” Lee said. “I think that I’m coming around pretty good. I think by Saturday afternoon I’ll be okay – 100 percent.
His optimism is a good sign, as the Trojans could use his star qualities. As of right now he is questionable to play on Saturday against the Irish, but he feels like he’s ready to go.
From my point of view, I’m going to play,” Lee said. “But for Coach [Ed Orgeron], it’ll depend, I think, on how I feel. But I’ll let him know the truth, and right now I feel okay. I think I had a great practice … came out here doing what I’m supposed to do.
He knows that missing a couple of weeks of football will have some sort of effect, whether on running routes, or catching balls. But Lee knows what he has to do to get back in form.
I haven’t caught a ball in about two weeks,” said Lee, who leads USC with 30 receptions for 385 yards and one touchdown in 2013. “It’s been a while. I’ve been getting back on the Jugs Machine inside. Tee [Martin] has been pushing me to catch balls.
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