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Max Wittek, Marqise Lee sustain knee injuries; will undergo further testing

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USC’s practice with live tackling for the first time this spring resulted in injuries to a pair of key offensive playmakers: projected starting quarterback Max Wittek and wide receiver Marqise Lee.

From USC’s official practice notes:

QB Max Wittek and WR Marqise Lee both suffered knee injuries during practice and sat out the scrimmage.  Lane Kiffin announced that both will have further testing before a diagnosis is announced.  Lee stood and cheered his teammates throughout the scrimmage, while Wittek rested on the trainer’s table with ice on his knee.

Of the two, it sounds as though Wittek’s could be more serious. How much so, whether a little, a lot or not at all, won’t be known until the results come back from the tests.

With Wittek sidelined (at least temporarily), Cody Kessler stepped in to complete 12 of 15 passes for 192 yards.

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9 Responses to “Max Wittek, Marqise Lee sustain knee injuries; will undergo further testing”
  1. soundsofsuccess7 says: Mar 10, 2013 12:45 PM

    Lee got up and jogged away, his is minor.

    Wittek, who knows, but Kessler and Browned are looking like they’re jumping him on the depth chart.

  2. pdcooper08 says: Mar 10, 2013 5:13 PM

    Things happen for a reason. Similar to when Arron Corp had his shot. I have a feeling Max Brown might just make it out on top once fall camp is over.

  3. rsmeans says: Mar 10, 2013 7:51 PM

    Kiffin is getting more and more excuses ready for another dismal USC season. Everything should be ok delusional Haden is willing to go down with the USC ship. Will USC ever be relevant again. Probably not in the next couple of decades. Lose on.

  4. uscatjerseyshore says: Mar 10, 2013 10:42 PM

    @RS… It is well established you aren’t a fan of Kiffin, USC or any other college football program save Alabama or the SEC. USC isn’t some marginal podunk school that will disappear after a single marginal season despite the idiotic sanctions imposed by the NCAA. Considering the level of talent the school attracts, USC’s academics and with LA as it’s home market it is going to be a focus of media attention and haters such as yourself who want to make ignorant comments.

  5. pdcooper08 says: Mar 11, 2013 1:27 AM

    rsmeans, come on, get a life. Hate on!

  6. bandeetoh says: Mar 11, 2013 6:22 AM

    RS, You suck Donkey Balls !!!!

  7. birddog13 says: Mar 11, 2013 2:37 PM

    I am the opposite of a Trojan fan, but they will *always* have great potential in football given the fact that the school recruits itself. Great academics, sun, LA, beach, other salient attractions… they will always get a bevy of talent coming through.

    To call them irrelevant “for decades” is just laughable.

    That said, thank God for Lane Kiffin. What a rube. With the talent that USC pulls in almost automatically, it takes real talent to lose with it. Haden should take the reins himself while he finds a decent coach. Hope he doesn’t though. :)

  8. abrellbama says: Mar 11, 2013 7:22 PM

    Way to beat up on your own players there Lane. There is a reason you don’t have contact with your QB. Something you should probably learn about.

  9. jefmaj says: Mar 12, 2013 9:46 PM

    RS… God knows I’m not a Southern Cal fan…. But, to set some reality…. What were Saban’s results in His first 3 bowl games……? Just sayin’ lot of guys coming up…….

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