Star wide receiver Marqise Lee suffered some type of knee injury during practice Saturday and did not return. The Orange County Register described it as “Lee [crumbling] to the ground during a drill.”
Following practice, head coach Lane Kiffin told reporters he was “hopeful” Lee would be available for the game. The Register, though, wrote that it “[s]ounds as though Lee’s status for game is in question.”
Suffice to say, losing Lee would be a huge blow for the Trojans’ offense.
Lee ended the regular season leading the nation in receptions (112); was second in receiving yards (1,680); and was tied for third in receiving touchdowns with 14. He was a consensus first-team All-American, won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s most outstanding receiver and finished fourth in the Heisman voting.