Tape It Up: USC: Joseph Recovering

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USC: Joseph Recovering

USC cornerback Vincent Joseph scared everyone in Lincoln on Saturday when he spent ten breathless minutes motionless on the field before leaving on a stretcher, moving only his right arm to signal that he still had range of motion in his limbs. The sophomore left the field in the second quarter after taking a hit on a kickoff return and was later reported to have suffered a bruised larynx. He was hit by Ricky Thenarse after fumbling the kickoff and spent the rest of the game recovering at a local hospital. Reports have said that he is in pain but will recover.

Several other Trojans also took big hits in the win over Nebraska. Fullback Alfred Rowe, who was a high school teammate of Joseph's, suffered a concussion and also left the game in the second quarter.

Linebacker Clay Matthews broke his left thumb in the first half and did not return to the game. He later wore a cast that made it too difficult for him to effectively execute his coverage assignments, so he spent the rest of the evening watching from the bench.

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