The USC Trojans are already dealing with depth issues on the defensive side of the ball due to injuries. They now will lose another defensive player in redshirt freshman Trevor Trout for the remainder of spring camp. Trout had surgery to repair a torn bicep he suffered over the weekend. He was seen in a sling when the team returned for week two of camp. Trojans’ head coach Clay Helton confirmed that he would be out for the remainder of the spring.
USC defensive lineman Trevor Trout will miss the rest of spring practice after undergoing surgery for a torn bicep.— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) March 20, 2019
Trout committed to USC as a four-star defensive lineman out Chaminade High School in St. Louis, Missouri as a part of the 2018 recruiting class. The defensive tackle redshirted his freshman year. Trout is expected to be in the defensive rotation on the line this coming season, an area that’s in need to perform in the pass rush. It’s unknown how long Trout will be out, but it’s safe to say that he won’t return till fall camp.
USC still has a good amount of depth at the defensive line with Brandon Pili, Marlon Tuipulotu, Jacob Lichtenstien, Jay Tufele, and Caleb Tremblay. Freshman Drake Jackson and JUCO transfer Nick Figueroa have already enrolled as well. Jackson has been one of the early enrollee’s that has impressed during the first week of camp. With the addition of new talent, hopefully Trout’s absence during spring camp won’t affect the defensive play.