USC offensive lineman Jordan Simmons has suffered a ‘freak’ injury to his knee that will require season-ending surgery, Trojans interim head coach Ed Orgeron told assembled media after practice on Tuesday.
Simmons is a reserve guard who has seen limited playing time this season. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound redshirt freshman was a five-star recruit from the class of 2012.
His injury is just the latest to hit the already-decimated USC roster, which could sink below 50 scholarship players this Saturday against Utah.
Simmons was the back up to starter Max Tuerk at left guard, so look for third-string junior Giovanni Di Paulo to move up to that spot as the result of his injury.