Competing for a starting job in USC’s secondary, Demetrius Wright will instead face a recovery period that may or may not impact his availability for the 2013 season.
While the Trojans have yet to acknowledge it, Wright tweeted Monday morning that he will be forced to undergo hip surgery — maybe — at some point in the not-too-distant future. Neither the extent of the injury nor a rehab timeframe are known at this time.
The Orange County Register noted that while Wright tweeted he would be facing surgery, he subsequently tweeted he would decide in the next few days whether or not to undergo the procedure.
The safety, who hasn’t practiced since last Tuesday, has played in 36 games the past three years, including 13 last season.
Wright’s injury continues a rough spring practice health-wise for the Trojans. Star wide receiver Marqis Lee suffered a knee injury that kept him out of practice for a couple of weeks, while quarterback Max Wittek, the presumptive front-runner for the starting job, was forced to deal with his own knee injury around the same time as Lee.
(Tip O’ the Cap: Orange County Register’s Rich Hammond)