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Robert Woods won’t make spring return for USC after all

Robert Woods AP

On second thought, never mind.

Limited by offseason ankle surgery, USC wide receiver Robert Woods has been watching the Trojans practice for the first week or so on the sidelines. However, it was thought that maybe, possibly, Woods could make a return to practice once the team regrouped today after spring break.

Unfortunately, that won’t be the case, as Woods will instead be spending the rest of that time recovering. According to a report from Orange County Register reporter Michael Lev, an MRI revealed Woods has lingering inflammation in his surgically repaired ankle that will keep him out through the Trojans’ spring game next month.

The junior-to-be should be a go for fall camp, however.

Despite the ankle injury, Woods was an absolute force last season with 111 receptions — a school single-season record — and 15 touchdowns.

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3 Responses to “Robert Woods won’t make spring return for USC after all”
  1. thekatman says: Mar 20, 2012 10:34 PM

    No problem as long as Woody keeps up his physical conditioning and still plays catch with the QBs. he must keep up his mental skills and physical training in order to be ready in the Fall.

  2. papabush88 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:22 AM

    If we had to have one player miss spring camp, no better guy than Woods. while that sounds bad, understand that Woods is basically a professional athlete already. His football IQ is great and he performed amazingly last year with an injured ankle. The best reason, however, is that during this time, other WRs can get some first string reps. We’ll get to see who really is our 3rd best and our 4th best Barkley targets (with the exception of Grimble and Telfer). Woods doesn’t strike me as the type of guy, in which during his resting time, he will slack off and get lazy, gain weight, lose muscle etc. Like I said, he seems like a professional. Lee will continue to improve, maybe even surpassing Woods, and we’ll all get a change to see what Blackwell, Farmer (once he’s healthy again), and Flournoy are made of. Get well soon, Robert. We know you’ll be ready when it matters. You’ve proved that to us already. Fight On!

  3. pdcooper08 says: Mar 21, 2012 11:31 AM

    Just like the last post says. This is addition by a short term subtraction. The reps the other Wr’s will get in spring will certain benefit the entire team in the long run. I have no doubt RW will train like a mad man and be 100 percent by fall camp. This is a win win for all parties. Go Trojans, Fight On!

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