After some uncertainty, USC could have one of its top running backs when it takes the field this weekend for its Pac-12 opener against Washington State.
A lingering knee injury forced Silas Redd to miss the season opener against Hawaii, leading to the back visiting world-renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews. Following a medical procedure on the knee — the specific nature of it wasn’t revealed — Redd is back in Los Angeles and, head coach Lane Kiffin hopes, back on the field this week.
Kiffin said “they felt positive” as to how the procedure went. “I hope this week,” Kiffin said when asked about Redd’s return.
Redd, the Trojans leading rusher in 2012, missed the latter half of spring practice with the knee injury. The injury bled into summer camp and, ultimately, kept the back out of the season-opening win.
Tre Madden and Justin Davis, listed as the co-co-starters along with Redd on USC’s depth chart, rushed for 109 and 74 yards, respectively, in the season-opening win over Hawaii.