The chances of USC taking down no. 1 ranked Notre Dame on Saturday have already taken a big hit with the news that Trojan starting quarterback Matt Barkley is out with an AC injury in his shoulder.
"Barkley hurt the shoulder when he was sacked with two-plus minutes
remaining in USC's 38-28 loss at the Rose Bowl. He was examined on the
field by the school's training staff before walking off on his own but
did not return to the game.
"I feel bad for him and his family," Kiffin said. "This is obviously not how you want it to be."
an hour after the game ended, Barkley left the stadium with his right
arm hidden in a sweater. His shoulder appeared to be supported by a
sling, but he declined to offer information on the injury, citing the
USC normally does not disclose or discuss injuries unless the players are confirmed to be out for the season."
USC freshman QB Max Witteck will replace Barkley on Saturday.