Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 1/27/12
Dewayne Dedmon, USC's 7-foot NBA prospect, suffered an torn anterior cruciate ligament during the Trojans' loss to Colorado Thursday and will be sidelined the rest of the season. Dedmon said Thursday night that he did not think the injury was serious, but an MRI exam on Friday confirmed the tear. "I feel bad for the kid and I feel bad for the rest of the kids," said Trojans Coach Kevin O'Neill, whose team is in the midst of a nine-game losing streak. Dedmon is the fifth player to go down with a season-ending injury, joining guard Jio Fontan and forwards Aaron Fuller, Evan Smith and Curtis Washington. "We're depleted to say the least," O'Neill said. The Trojans play struggling Utah on Saturday night at the Galen Center. -- Gary Klein
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