Oct 19, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee (9) is defended by Notre Dame Fighting Irish cornerback Bennett Jackson (2) at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC's Marqise Lee upgraded to 'probable' for OSU game Friday

USC Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee has been upgraded to “probable” for his team’s game against the Oregon State Beavers on Friday. Lee, who won the Biletnikoff Award last year, has been dealing with a knee injury all season. He initially hurt his knee against the Arizona State Sun Devils back in September, and then he re-aggravated the injury against Notre Dame on Oct. 19.

A healthy Lee would be a huge boost to a USC team that has been stout on defense for most of the season — with the exception of the Arizona State game — but has struggled on offense. Despite being sidelined for multiple games, Lee still leads the Trojans with 32 receptions. However, he only has 403 receiving yards and a single touchdown on the season, numbers that are far behind the ridiculous stats he posted in 2012 (118 catches for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns).

In other good news for the Trojans, junior tight end Xavier Grimble has also been upgraded to “probable” for the game. If both players are able to suit up for the Trojans on Friday, it could be a long night for the OSU defense.

[Source: Los Angeles Times]

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