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George Farmer carted from USC’s practice with leg injury

Lane Kiffin AP

While there is no official diagnosis, the outlook for USC wide receiver George Farmer doesn’t look particularly promising.

The junior-to-be was carted off the field from practice on Tuesday because of what was initially described by the Trojans as an apparent leg injury. The concern? It occurred in a non-contact drill, which usually doesn’t lend itself to good news.

Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News reported later that Farmer had in fact suffered a torn ACL, though that has not been confirmed by the school. An MRI to confirm the extent of the injury is scheduled for today.

The top-rated receiver out of high school in 2011 according to Rivals.com, Farmer has been used mostly on special teams and in backup roles over the past two years as he’s battled multiple injuries.

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5 Responses to “George Farmer carted from USC’s practice with leg injury”
  1. xtremesportsmaniac says: Apr 3, 2013 9:45 AM

    I am going to have to hear from a source other than Scott Wolf before I believe it. I think CFT are the only people who believe this guy is credible.

    Regardless tough break for Farmer. Coming out of high school he was supposed to be better than Woods and Lee but it seems he can’t stay healthy.

  2. addict2sport says: Apr 3, 2013 9:59 AM

    This poor kid can’t catch a break. BTW, when are your writers going to realize that Scott Wolf is not a credible source? Most of his reports are slanted, based on unnamed sources, and more often than not, incorrect. Wishing George a quick recovery…Fight On!

  3. tommy57 says: Apr 3, 2013 10:46 AM

    Some guys do well in high school but then find the higher level of competition at university level too much, on either their athletic or physical abilities. Same, too in the transition from university level to the professional level. It’s a kind of sports Darwinism.

  4. fnc111 says: Apr 4, 2013 2:18 AM

    Congrats on landing Davonte Neal SCers

  5. asimonetti88 says: Apr 4, 2013 3:55 PM

    tommy57 says:Apr 3, 2013 10:46 AM

    Some guys do well in high school but then find the higher level of competition at university level too much, on either their athletic or physical abilities. Same, too in the transition from university level to the professional level. It’s a kind of sports Darwinism.
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    Farmer has the talent, he just hasn’t had the opportunity to show it yet. He’s also had two of the better WRs in the country ahead of him on the depth chart in Lee and Woods. I hope Wolf is wrong about the torn ACL (which wouldn’t be too surprising) and he is healthy again soon. He will have a great opportunity with Woods departing to make an impact.

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