December 23, 2007

USC: That Old Familiar Feeling

Remember earlier this season, when USC was picked to be the greatest team ever to hit the collegiate football landscape, but then the Trojans were hit with a plague of injuries that decimated the team leading up to their season-crushing loss to Stanford? Remember all that? Well, it looks like despite the fact that the Trojans will be representing the Pac-10 in the Rose Bowl once again, the injury bug is back and attacking with a vengeance. The latest victim is junior linebacker Brian Cushing, who suffered a bone bruise in practice last week.

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December 21, 2007

Arizona State: Hopeful Herring

Arizona State running back Keegan Herring is one of just 16 Sun Devil running backs with more than 2,000 career rushing yards to his name, and he hopes he will be able to add to that total in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27. But as of right now, Herring is more hopeful than hungry, as the junior is still not practicing as he nurses an injury to his left ankle he sustained on Dec. 1 against Arizona.

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November 28, 2007

Cal: Big Game Bruises

Cal receiver and returnman DeSean Jackson sat out of Tuesday's practice with a bruised right leg, and is uncertain as to whether or not he will play in the 110th Big Game on Saturday against Stanford. The Bears have lost five of their last six games and playing this one without Jackson would really hurt. Stanford may be outside anyone's list of the top teams in the nation, but the Cardinal did defeat USC in the Colisuem, and with Cal dangerously close to finishing its season at .500 (after falling like a rock from the No. 2 ranking they held earlier in the season), the junior is an essential piece in this weekend's puzzle.

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November 25, 2007

Oregon: Worse Than Feared

Everyone knew Dennis Dixon was important to Oregon's offense, but few thought he WAS the Oregon offense. Turns out, those few were right. Without Dixon, the Ducks (also minus backup quarterback Brady Leaf), could not score a single point in a 16-0 loss to UCLA that exposed the team's worst fear - without Dixon, Oregon is a bunch of sitting ducks.

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November 22, 2007

UCLA vs. Oregon: New Faces Behind Center

UCLA is used to quarterback changes, which should give the Bruins the advantage in this weekend's matchup with Oregon, where both teams will be sporting out-of-practice signal callers. Redshirt junior Ben Olson will not be starting for the Bruins after missing five weeks of practice with a knee injury, but he has practiced all week to try to earn back his backup role (Osaar Rasshan is the unquestioned starter). As for Oregon, the Ducks will have to rethink their offensive strategy after Dennis Dixon tore his ACL, taking him off the field for the rest of the season. Brady Leaf will make his first start on Saturday in a game that has Pac-10 implications for both squads.

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November 21, 2007

USC vs. Arizona State: Banged-Up QBs Back In Action

After Oregon fell to Arizona a week ago, USC's stock rocketed upwards in the suddenly close Pac-10 conference race. If the Trojans can pull out a win over Arizona State on Thanksgiving night, at Arizona State, they put themselves in perfect position to finish in a tie for the top spot in the Pac-10. Both teams are coming off a bye with two formerly banged-up quarterbacks ready to prove that their injuries have healed. USC's John David Booty should start his second straight game after missing three weeks with a broken finger, while Arizona State quarterback Rudy Carpenter threw last weekend for the first time in nearly two weeks, having spent time allowing his injured thumb to heal.

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November 16, 2007

Oregon: The Worst Is Yet To Come

Oregon's worst fears have become reality. Former Heisman hopeful and star quarterback Dennis Dixon will have surgery on the left knee that buckled under him during Thursday night's loss to Arizona. Dixon can now kiss the Heisman goodbye, and Oregon has hopefully already said its farewell to the team's national championship hopes. But with Dixon out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL and its accompanying surgery, things in Eugene have gone from bright to bleak.

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Oregon: Cringe Time

Oregon fans nationwide cringed right along with their starting quarterback as Heisman Trophy candidate Dennis Dixon crumpled to the ground in the first quarter of Thursday night's Pac-10 matchup with Arizona. On an option play with about five minutes remaining in the opening stanza, Dixon tried to plant but his knee buckled and he fell, untouched, to the turf, having sprained the same knee that he hurt Nov. 3 against Arizona State. With backup Brady Leaf under center, the Ducks would never recover, dropping a 34-24 decision to Arizona and, just as importantly, fearing the loss of their franchise player for the rest of the season.

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November 12, 2007

Arizona State: Nagging Thumb

Arizona State appeared to be in good shape Saturday afternoon. The Sun Devils held off UCLA, 24-20, to secure a 9-1 record and avoided what some predicted would be an inevitable drop-off after the previous week's loss to Oregon. But the Sun Devils may be in worse shape as they are letting on, as quarterback Rudy Carpenter's thumb is still not 100 percent healthy, and the Sun Devils don't want anyone under center but the guy that brought them this far.

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November 11, 2007

Washington: Locker Update

A day after taking a huge hit on a helmet-to-helmet collision during Washington's loss to Oregon State, Huskies quarterback Jake Locker flew home early, boarding a private jet with a doctor before his team left town. He was scheduled for a series of tests on Sunday to evaluate his injury and determine whether or not he will be able to play for the rest of the season, much less take part in Saturday's matchup against Cal.

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Washington: Locker Leaves Field In Ambulance

Jake Locker has given the football world another injury scare. The Washington quarterback left the field in an ambulance in the second quarter of Saturday night's game against Oregon State after sustaining a shattering hit near his own sideline. The sophomore, who has started every game this season, was scrambling on a third-down play when Beaver safety Al Afalava hit him hard. Locker stayed face-down on the turf for several minutes, apparently immobile, while emergency workers attended to him. He was taken to the hospital, and no additional details have been released on his condition.

November 09, 2007

USC: Good Injury News Better Late Than Never

After weeks of novel-length injury reports took their toll on the no-longer-title-bound Trojans, in the form of two losses, USC finally has some good news to report. And it comes just in time for this weekend's used-to-be-huge matchup with Cal, too. All-American offensive lineman Sam Baker is still battling injury, this time a sore hamstring, and fullback Alfred Rowe will miss this game as well, but quarterback John David Booty's finger is feeling fine and tailback Stafon Johnson is healthy for the first time since Sept. 29.

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November 08, 2007

Cal: Longshore Will Never Be The Same

Cal quarterback Nate Longshore will get the start against USC on Saturday. Despite his lingering ankle injury, Longshore is the logical starter (especially after his backup's bonehead scramble against Oregon State lost the Bears the game and started their three-game downward sprial). But it is anything but comforting to Cal fans that head coach Jeff Tedford does not think his starter's ankle will ever fully recover, but he expects his QB to play through the pain for the rest of the season.

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Arizona State: Devils Took The Linebackers

Arizona State can attribute some of last week's basting at the hands of Oregon to the semi-MIA status of linebackers Morris Wooten and Gerald Munns, who were both on the injured list last week. Wooten's thumb and Munns' knee are not tweaked seriously enough to keep them out of this week's game at UCLA, which is good news for the Sun Devils' rotation. Mike Nixon can now go back to filling in at all three linebacker positions, instead of starting, and Arizona State can go back to its winning ways.

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November 05, 2007

Oregon: Lame Ducks

Oregon may be flying high after handing Arizona State its first loss of the season and securing a No. 3 BCS ranking, but there are plenty of lame Ducks on this squad. Aside from Dennis Dixon's can't-be-that-bad twisted knee that kept him off the field for the final minutes of Saturday's win, junior middle linebacker John Bacon is the seventh big-time contributor to go down this season, as he tore his ACL on Saturday and will miss the rest of the year. Luckily, the Ducks' talent pool is deep enough to survive the injury barrage, at least for now.

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November 03, 2007

Oregon: What's Up With Dixon?

Oregon put together an impressive performance to hand Arizona State a 35-23 loss in Saturday's big-time Pac-10 matchup, but Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon was not part of the last few minutes. Dixon left the game when he appeared to hurt his left leg after being tackled on an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter. Holding a comfortable 35-16 lead, Dixon stayed on the sideline for the remainder of the contest, but had his helmet on. Brady Leaf stepped in under center after Dixon went out.

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November 02, 2007

USC: Booty Back

John David Booty has missed the last three of USC's games with a broken middle finger, bowing out to backup Mark Sanchez. In that time, the Trojans have snuck by Arizona, blown out Notre Dame and lost last week to Oregon to knock them out of the national championship picture, and most likely the Pac-10 race, for good. Now that Booty is healthy and ready to start on Saturday, it's up to the senior to use that healed hand to pick up the pieces of this not-so-untouchable-anymore USC team and try to make something out of the rest of this season.

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October 31, 2007

Arizona State: Thumb Problems

All eyes will be on Eugene, Oregon this weekend when Arizona State squares off against Oregon in one of the most meaningful BCS barometers to date. But in the meantime, all eyes are on Sun Devil quarterback Rudy Carpenter's right thumb, as the junior has been unable to throw so far this week because of swelling in his sprained thumb.

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October 25, 2007

USC: 'Real Close,' But No Start

USC quarterback John David Booty has thrown problem-free in the last two days of practice, but "real close" is not close enough for the senior QB. Unless something miraculous happens in the next 48 hours, Booty will most likely miss his third consecutive game on Saturday, as the swelling in his broken middle finger is still hampering his play. All signs point to Mark Sanchez taking over the Trojans for this weekend's key Pac-10 matchup with Oregon, and maybe for the rest of the season, as well.

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October 19, 2007

USC: The O-Line Carousel Goes Round And Round...

The Trojan army has come under heavy injury fire all season, but no single position has been hit harder than the offensive line. In seven games this season, USC has been through five different starting offensive line combinations, and with another new face on the line in Sean Milota, the Trojans have really hit rock bottom - before this week, Milota had not stepped to the line since his high school days, three years ago. But at this rate, his services may be needed in Pac-10 play.

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October 17, 2007

USC: On The Road To Recovery

USC has definitely been hit with an injury storm so far this season, but Tuesday finally brought some good news to the taped up Trojans. Quarterback John David Booty threw for the first time in five days during Tuesday's practice and felt better than he thought he would with that fractured middle finger, linebacker Brian Cushing was able to get in a whole practice and for the first time in many, many weeks, the list of healing players may be longer than the list of hurt guys.

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October 15, 2007

Oregon: The Worst Is Yet To Come

Oregon should be feeling pretty good - the team is coming off of a big win in a week when perhaps its biggest Pac-10 competition, Cal, lost in embarrassing fashion, vaulting Oregon into seventh place in the AP poll and 10th in the first batch of BCS rankings. Except the team is feeling pretty awful, because its No. 2 running back, sophomore Jeremiah Johnson, will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, as will its No. 2 receiver, Cameron Colvin, after breaking his ankle in Saturday's win over Washington State.

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October 14, 2007

USC: Booty Not Better, O-Line Decidedly Worse

Things simply do not look good for USC. Backup quarterback Mark Sanchez played just well enough to get by on Saturday, as the Trojans avoided a second-straight upset loss by topping Arizona, 20-13, but USC would certainly like its starter back starting. Unfortunately, it does not look like John David Booty will be healthy in time to take the field against Notre Dame next week, and even if he is, the continued plague of injuries to the offensive line should make him all the more wary about returning to the field, and a collapsing pocket, ahead of schedule.

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Arizona State: Uncharted Torain

After topping Washington on Saturday, Arizona State improves to 7-0 for the first time in a decade and 4-0 in the Pac-10, all alone in first place in the coveted conference. Not so all alone are the banged up members of the Sun Devils roster, as the team is missing a bunch of key offensive contributors due to injury. Topping the list is running back Ryan Torain, who left Saturday's game in the first quarter with a sprained left foot which, according to head coach Dennis Erickson, is "serious."

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October 12, 2007

Pac-10 In Pain

Headlining the Pac-10's long list of injury news is USC head coach Pete Carroll's official announcement on Thursday that backup Mark Sanchez will be starting at quarterback when USC takes on Arizona on Saturday. USC may be ailing more than most, but that does not make them the only team dealing with injuries as this week's conference matchups inch closer.

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October 11, 2007

USC: What About The Line?

As the days tick by leading up to Saturday's USC-Arizona showdown, it's becoming more and more clear that Mark Sanchez will be the man under center for the Trojans. But regardless of who steps up in the pocket, USC has got to do something about the men assigned to protect him, since right now, it looks like there may not be enough healthy bodies to keep that QB on his feet, and that's an issue bigger than a broken finger.

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October 10, 2007

USC: Sanchez It Is

After a few test runs, it looks like John David Booty will be watching Saturday's game from the sideline, as the senior's broken finger is not yet up to snuff and after a four-interception post-breakage performance last week, the Trojans are not ready to take their chances on that broken bone just yet. In his place will be redshirt sophomore Mark Sanchez, who has been taking all of the first-team snaps this week as Booty has been gingerly testing his broken finger. After throwing around 50 balls in mid-week practices, Booty is not convinced that his accuracy is good enough to earn him the starting spot this week, as the Trojans can ill afford another Pac-10 loss, and Arizona is knocking on the door.

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October 09, 2007

USC: Next Quarterback, Please

A lot of things broke for the Trojans during Saturday night's loss to 41-point underdog Stanford, but quarterback John David Booty is most concerned about his broken middle finger. Booty suffered the injury during the second quarter of the loss against Stanford, and then proceeded to throw four interceptions, although he claims the picks have nothing to do with the broken bone. Still, Booty is unsure whether or not he will start on Saturday and he sat out of Monday's practice, watching backup Mark Sanchez take snaps with that special glimmer that only comes from the hope of finally starting a game at USC.

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October 08, 2007

USC: Don't Put His Finger On It

Yes, John David Booty fractured a finger in his throwing hand during the second quarter of Saturday's "what just happened?" loss to Stanford, but no, the fracture was not to blame for his 24-of-40, four-interception performance. The nation's new No. 10 team has announced that Booty will start at quarterback when the Trojans take on Arizona on Saturday, but if he is unable to play, third-year sophomore Mark Sanchez will step in under center. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound QB has attempted only three passes this season, but hey -- the inexperience factor worked for Tavita Pritchard.

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October 04, 2007

USC: Injured Trojan Army

USC escaped what would have been a disastrous loss by slipping through the clutches of Washington last week, and with down-and-out Stanford on tap for this week, the Trojans probably picked the best possible time to be hit with a list of injuries thicker than their depth chart. But this lineup is just ridiculous.

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October 03, 2007

Stanford: Ostrander Will Travel After Seizure

In one of the more frightening injuries to take place this season (and that is saying something, as it has been quite an eventful five weeks), Stanford quarterback T.C. Ostrander suffered a seizure last weekend that will keep him from playing in Saturday's game against No. 2 USC. Ostrander began seizing at a restaurant while watching an NFL football game on Sunday and slammed his head on a pole as he fell out of his chair. He was released from Stanford Hospital Sunday evening after all tests came back normal, returned to classes this week and is well enough to travel to Saturday's game in Los Angeles. Keeping him off the field is a precaution, and he may be back on the gridiron as early as Oct. 13, when the Cardinal takes on TCU.

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September 30, 2007

USC: Hurting All Over

What a weekend for USC. Unlike five of last week's Top 10, the Trojans actually won their game, hanging on to beat Washington 27-24, but lost their No. 1 ranking in the AP Poll along with a lot of healthy bodies, as injuries hampered five of the Trojans' top players.

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September 28, 2007

Top 25 Updates

Week 5 is upon us and with conference matchups heating up around the country, the injury tally is climbing faster than Tim Tebow's Heisman rating. From No. 1 USC to No. 25-wanna-be Miami, everyone is dealing with something injury-related this week, but some news has been better than others.

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September 27, 2007

USC: Are There Any Linebackers Left?

Whoever decided to put an injury hex on USC one position at a time has access to some seriously dark magic. Just as USC entered the season with a laundry list of high-powered running backs, only to see the pool quickly drain down to a puddle, the nation's best crop of linebackers has taken quite a weeding in the past few days. After the news of junior Brian Cushing's re-sprained ankle hit the team, true freshman Chris Galippo one-upped him on Wednesday.

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September 26, 2007

USC: Linebacker Losses

Junior linebacker Brian Cushing is not happy. He knew he had a sprained ankle, but until this week, he didn't know how badly sprained it was. Turns out, the junior's sprain is serious enough to keep him out of the lineup for nearly a month. Officially, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound linebacker is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against Washington, but in reality, Cushing is looking at three weeks of hard sideline time, where he may be joined by several of his linebacking friends.

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Arizona State: Devils Back In Action

Arizona State got plenty of good news this week. Aside from a 4-0 record after a 44-32 come-from-behind win over Oregon State last Saturday, a No. 23 ranking in the AP poll and plenty of national respect, the Sun Devils should have a bunch of players back up to speed in the coming weeks, just in time to tackle the meat of the Pac-10 schedule. Safety Josh Barrett, tight end Brent Miller and defensive tackle Saia Falahola are all on the express road to recovery.

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September 25, 2007

UCLA: Quarterback Carousel Goes Around Again

In the carousel ride that is the quarterback situation at UCLA, junior Ben Olson just got a turn in his favor. Patrick Cowan may have helped the Bruins beat Washington last Saturday, but with a parcial tear in the MCL in his right knee, Cowan will be out for three weeks and Olson will return to his former post as captain of the UCLA ship.

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September 23, 2007

USC: Banged Up, But Unbeaten

USC rolled to victory, again, on Saturday, topping Washington State 47-14, but for all the glory of the victory, there was an awful lot of agony being felt in the locker room. Cornerback Cary Harris and linebacker Brian Cushing headline the latest list of casualties for the No. 1 Trojans, but the secondary can only sustain so many hits before the nation's best coaching staff will have to change up some personnel pairings and get some healthy bodies back defending passes.

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UCLA: Quarterbacks Thinning Rapidly

Junior quarterback Patrick Cowan had the opportunity of the year on Saturday afternoon. With starting QB Ben Olson sidelined with lingering headaches, Cowan stepped in under center, hoping to lead UCLA to a win against conference foe Washington. The Bruins did get the win, and Cowan led them to it, but he left the field on crutches, not his teammates' shoulders. Not exactly how Cowan hoped his 2007 comeback would begin.

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September 21, 2007

UCLA: Battered Bruins

If UCLA was looking to quarterback Ben Olson to help them bounce back from last week's 44-6 embarrasment of a loss to Utah, they would do well to look elsewhere. The junior has been officially ruled out of Saturday's game against Washington, even in a backup role. Olson is still suffering from lingering headaches and nausea caused by the five sacks and innumerable hits he took last Saturday, but doctors have yet to call it a concussion. UCLA school policy says that players must have a symptom-free 24 hours prior to kickoff in order to take the field after a head injury, and Olson will not make it, which leaves the offense in the hands of junior Patrick Cowan.

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September 20, 2007

Washington: Hamstring One, Hamstring Two

If there's one thing to be said for Washington cornerback Byron Davenport, it's that he's got an impeccable sense of balance. The junior pulled his left hamstring on the second day of fall camp, sidelining him for the season opener against Syracuse. He finally got back into his groove in time for the Boise State game, but only lasted four snaps before his right hamstring tightened on him, keeping him out of last Saturday's matchup with Ohio State. After two solid days of practice this week, however, Davenport is finally ready to get back into the game. And hopes to stay there.

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Cal: Foot Injuries Fading

Starting defensive linemen Matt Malele and Rulon Davis suffered foot injuries last week in the process of mauling Louisiana Tech 42-12, but the Bears won't be scrambling to fill their spots for long - MRIs on both players revealed that neither injury is as severe as originally thought: Malele has a strained muscle on the bottom of his foot and Davis has a sprained foot. Both players are listed as day-to-day but head coach Jeff Tedford is not sure if either will be ready to play in Saturday's game at Arizona.

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UCLA: Cowan To Start

After last week's horrifyingly bad 44-6 loss to broken Utah, UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell is understandably in the hot seat this week, when his Bruins take on Washington in their second conference game of the season. Unfortunately for Dorrell, his headaches look like they're continuing along with quarterback Ben Olson's, as the redshirt junior has missed practices all week with headaches that will most likely keep him out of the game. Junior Patrick Cowan will probably take his place under center, but he's not exactly at full strength, either.

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September 18, 2007

USC: Big Scare For Joseph

USC cornerback Vincent Joseph had the scare of his life on Saturday. After being tackled while returning a kickoff against Nebraska, the sophomore left the field on a stretcher, unable to breathe. He sustained a bruised larynx and neck sprain on the hit and spent some time in a local hospital before donning a neck brace for the team's flight home. Joseph is on a liquid diet this week and will definitely miss Saturday's game againt Washington State, but he's just happy to be breathing.

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September 16, 2007

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.

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September 15, 2007

USC: Trojan Down

Sophomore cornerback Vincent Joseph was carted off of the field in the second quarter of USC's game against Nebraska after running back a kickoff on special teams. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound sophomore bruised his larynx on a hit by Ricky Thenarse. Joseph was handling the return after a Nebraska field goal when he took the hit, fumbled the ball on the play and stayed down for the count as teammate Malcolm Smith picked up the ball and ran it 31 yards to the Nebraska 45. Staff tended to Joseph for 10 minutes before carting him off the field on a stretcher. Joseph raised his right hand as he left the field, but not much else, evoking some frightening memories of last Sunday's NFL Buffalo Bills game.

September 12, 2007

USC: The Best Is Out, Again

Josh Pinkard has been through all of this before. Pete Carroll once described him as "maybe the best football player on our team," but that was before the USC defensive back sat out almost the entire 2006 season after tearing his right ACL in the season opener aganinst Arkansas. The fourth-year junior went through a tough rehab process and had regained his spot as the top cornerback on the nation's best team heading into this season. But then it happened again. Pinkard injured his left knee in practice and learned this week that he will need another season-ending surgery for another torn ACL, this time in the left knee.

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UCLA: Injuries Bruin

UCLA scored a win last saturday, jumping out to a 2-0 start after topping BYU 27-17. But the team is feeling pretty lost after scores of players turned up with injuries of every kind this week, ailing with everything from broken teeth to the flu. And with a trip to injury-ridden Utah just days away, Saturday's game against Utah could be the Broken Bowl.

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September 06, 2007

USC: Crossing Washington

Chauncey Washington has a Grade 3 sprain in his right shoulder, but he wants his starting job back by the Trojans' next game. When USC takes on Nebraska on Sept. 15, last season's leading rusher should be ready to lead the charge once again, but are the Trojans prepared to give over that top spot? C. J. Gable had a pretty good night in the team's opener against Idaho, recording eight carries for 68 yards. Stafon Johnson also looked solid, carrying 12 times for 64 yards, so Washington's job may no longer be his for the taking.

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September 04, 2007

False Alarms

There was plenty of bad news released on the injury front following week one's games, but coaches at Auburn, Arizona State and Kansas State are all breathing sighs of relief as they find out that their players will be ready to go this Saturday. Each team had a player get roughed up in their season opener, but Auburn linebacker Tray Blackmon, Arizona State running back Keegan Herring and Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman should all take the field with little damage for week two.

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August 29, 2007

USC: Time To Hit Someone Else

High-intensity pre-game workouts are one thing, but knocking out your teammates days before the season opener is quite another. USC would do well to learn the difference, as two key players were injured in Tuesday's practice, shining the haze of doubt on their ability to take the field on Saturday against Idaho. In Southern California, it's definitely time for the Trojans to start hitting someone else, so that they can stop hitting each other.

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August 23, 2007

USC: Tailback Pool Draining Quickly

The Trojans have been lauded throughout the preseason for their unbelievably deep pool of tailbacks. With an even ten rushing threats that could see playing time at any moment, USC had backfield coaches around the country drooling. Until recently. In the weeks leading up to kickoff, that pool has sprung a leak, and is now draining rapidly. The latest tailback down the drain? Fifth-year senior Chauncey Washington.

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August 17, 2007

USC: Bruised Ego

He's on the cover of Sports Illustrated in a Trojans jersey, but that's not stopping him - USC Tailback Emmanuel Moody is going to transfer. The sophomore tailback, who just happens to be the Trojans' second-leading rusher from last season, is leaving L.A. because he feels the team has forgotten him as he attemps to make a comeback from injury.

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August 12, 2007

ACL Madness

This week's most popular injury was a common one - tearing the knee's anterior cruciate ligament - and it claimed the season of more than a few players. Pittsburgh wide receiver Derek Kinder is the most recent victim of the epidemic, tearing his ACL on Saturday, but he joins a long list of players whose seasons will be spent on the bench after making a cut in a routine drill.

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August 03, 2007

Stanford: Bad to Worse

Stanford's high hopes for 2007 just dipped a bit lower. Following up on last year's abysmal 1-11 season, the worst in 46 years in Palo Alto, new head coach Jim Harbaugh is going to need all the help he can get, and that includes a healthy roster. Unfortunately, he won't get his wish. Starting safety Bo McNally could miss the Cardinal's opening game against UCLA after breaking a bone in his hand.

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