Health, or lack thereof, was a major concern for USC during spring practice.
By the time they reached the spring game in April, they couldnt do any hitting and barely had enough players to participate. Former offensive lineman Jeremy Galten was even brought back to play tight end.
During that game, 20 players, including 16 on scholarship, were out due to various injuries.
It wasnt like we were holding guys so they wouldnt get hurt, USC head coach Lane Kiffin said. There were 20 guys that could not play.
As tough as that was to handle, Kiffin is very optimistic about his teams health heading into the fall.
Despite so many players being hurt during the spring, only one, wide receiver George Farmer who tore his ACL during spring drills, is expected to be sidelined for the 2013 season. He expects the team to be at or near full strength when fall camp opens in August.
There was a bunch of smaller surgeries that came out of spring, Kiffin said. Those guys will be back even befo...