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.
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.