LOS ANGELES The first two weeks of spring practice were taxing on the USC football team, to say the least.
As the team left the Coliseum on Saturday to embark on a 10-day recess, it was evident the break comes at the most opportune time.
As head coach Lane Kiffin labored through an exhaustive injury report, he realized there were some names missing even more injuries following Saturdays scrimmage.
Of the most significant injuries is a torn meniscus suffered by running back Silas Redd.
The senior, who did not participate in Saturdays scrimmage, will spend some of his spring break undergoing surgery to correct his injury and will miss the rest of spring drills.
The spring has been physical. Its a change from the philosophical stance Kiffin stood firm on last fall due to his teams reduced scholarships but it is a double-edged sword.
Unfortunately, as you can see were really beat up, Kiffin said. Its great because, I think, were getting more physical but also you can see wh...