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.