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Brian Cushing possibly out for the Oregon St. Game

Brian Cushing's sore hamstring could be an issue in regards to his starting tomorrow nights game against Oregon State.

USC All-America linebacker Brian Cushing's status for the Oregon State game could be in doubt after he strained his hamstring.

Cushing participated in only a small portion of Tuesday's practice and there is a chance he could be a game-time decision on whether he plays.

"I'm sure I'll see how it feels," Cushing said. "I'm going to be smart about it and not push it until then."

Cushing said it would be "tough" if he did not play.

"I just have to take it easy," he said. "This is a strain. I've had worse."

If he can't go Clay Matthews will move to SLB. That's not the end of the world but it might change some of the defensive schemes SC would woant to run.

We discussed earlier in the year how Brian Cushing need to stay healthy if he was going to make a strong impression on the NFL scouts. This doesn't help his cause if it's more than just a strain. Wew ill obviously be watching this closely.