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USC’s leading rusher to undergo surgery, miss rest of spring

Silas Redd, Ishaq Williams AP

After transferring from Penn State last summer, Silas Redd led USC in rushing in his first season with the Trojans.

An injury, however, will prevent the running back from finishing his first spring practice with the team.

Head coach Lane Kiffin confirmed Saturday that Redd will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair damage to his left knee.  The senior suffered a torn meniscus during this past Tuesday’s scrimmage.

Kiffin said Redd’s injury is his squad “paying the price for being physical” during the first two weeks of spring practice.

The good news for both Redd and the Trojans is that the RB is expected to be back and ready for the start of summer camp in four months.

In 2012, Redd led the Trojans with 905 yards and nine rushing touchdowns.  Redd left the Nittany Lions in July of last year and was eligible to play immediately due to the NCAA sanctions leveled on Penn State.

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4 Responses to “USC’s leading rusher to undergo surgery, miss rest of spring”
  1. manchestermiracle says: Mar 17, 2013 2:59 AM

    A torn meniscus usually responds well to minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery. Typical recovery for a well-conditioned subject is about two weeks.

    This is certainly better news that I first thought upon reading the headline. Four months is plenty of time to recuperate and be completely fit.

  2. ironman721 says: Mar 17, 2013 6:43 AM

    That sucks. I hope he recovers quick. I do wish he would have stayed at PSU.

  3. cosanostra71 says: Mar 17, 2013 12:36 PM

    Redd is fun to watch. Hope he gets better soon.

  4. lakesidegator says: Mar 18, 2013 10:49 AM

    Is there something Karmatic with this injury?

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