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USC linebacker Porter Gustin to undergo MRI following knee injury in practice

Senior linebacker Porter Gustin was carted off the field following a knee injury in practice Tuesday afternoon. Gustin will undergo MRI.

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The last thing Trojan fans want to hear is any news that pertains to a player getting injured. Today senior linebacker Porter Gustin went down due to knee injury during Tuesday’s practice. Report came from Keely Eure of .

The injury came during team play when Gustin got tangled with a teammate. He apparently tried to walk it off, but was carted off the field. The senior linebacker will undergo MRI on Tuesday night per USC head coach Clay Helton during his media scrum following practice.

Gustin had injuries to his toe and bicep that forced him to missed majority of last season. Many expect the senior to have an All-American season in 2018. Currently Gustin is on the watch list for multiple awards which includes the Butkus and Bednarik award. However all of that could be placed on hold following the injury.

This is not the news USC fans wanted to hear coming from Fall Camp. Many are holding their collectives breaths and hoping for some type of positive news from the MRI. According to Helton, the trainers told him that the knee was stable, but the MRI results will determine the extent of the injury. Gustin said he didn’t feel pain in his knee but it “felt funny” per Helton.

Gustin is a key and very valuable piece to the Trojans football team. With Uchenna Nwosu in the NFL, Gustin is expected to fill the role of the predator linebacker. The senior linebacker’s ability to disrupt the opposing back field with his strength and quickness will be key to the Trojans pass rush.