Last year it was a hamstring issue that limited Tre Madden for the last half of the season. Heading into the 2014 season, it’s an issue a couple of feet south that could limit the running back.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Madden has been dealing with a toe injury he suffered earlier in summer camp. The Times writes that the injury could make him questionable for the opener against Fresno State a week from Saturday.
Head coach Steve Sarkisian wasn’t prepared to go that far, at least not yet.
“We’re taking every precautionary action we can to make sure that Tre is great and ready to go when his time is called again,” Sarkisian said.
During the first five games last season, Madden rushed for 583 yards and three touchdowns. The last eight, three of which he didn’t record a carry, Madden totaled just 120 yards and didn’t find the end zone. His 703 yards were second on the team to the 785 yards for Javorius Allen, who figures to be the Trojans’ bell cow in the running game this year.