October 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans running back Justin Davis (22) runs the ball against the Arizona Wildcats during the second half at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

USC RB Justin Davis out for the season


After finally getting former Penn State running back Silas Redd back from a knee injury two weeks ago, the Southern Cal Trojans found out they’d be losing running back Justin Davis for the rest of the season.

According to Jordan Moore of The Ripsit Blog, a part of USCTrojans.com, Davis has injured his ankle and interim head coach Ed Orgeron will address the situation after practice Wednesday.

Since returning, Redd has rushed for 192 yards and a touchdown on 38 carries in two games.

With Redd out, Tre Madden, a 6’1, 220 lb. sophomore from Aliso Viejo, California, has stepped up, leading the Trojans in rushing.  Madden has 611 yards and three touchdowns on 115 attempts. He also 13 receptions for 198 yards and four touchdowns.

Davis, a 6’1, 220 lb. freshman out of Stockton, California, was one of the most highly touted backs in the country, ranking ninth among all running backs in 24/7 Sports composite ranking system. He rushed for 361 yards and six touchdowns on 53 carries before the injury.

The Trojans will host the Utah Utes Saturday at 4:00 pm EST. The game will be on the Pac-12 Network.

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