Tailback Silas Redd hopes to make his season debut on Saturday for No. 25 Southern California after getting more repairs done on his left knee last week.
Redd didn't practice with the Trojans on Tuesday night, watching from the sideline in his jersey while wearing a brace on his knee. The Penn State transfer is still optimistic he could play against Washington State at the Coliseum.
''It's nothing I asked for,'' Redd said of the injury that has slowed his senior season. ''But it is what it is, and I'm taking it as positively as I can.''
Redd missed most of spring ball and training camp after tearing his meniscus early in spring practice. Nearly six months after the initial surgery, he's still waiting to get back to full strength.
While USC beat Hawaii 30-13 last Thursday in its opener, Redd watched the game from Pensacola, Fla., after undergoing what he described as a ''minor'' procedure on his knee by Dr. James And...