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BREAKING: USC quarterback JT Daniels suffers torn ACL and meniscus, Out for the remainder of the season

Per reports MRI has shown that JT Daniels has suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in Saturday night’s 31-23 victory over Fresno State

Fresno State v USC Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

USC quarterback situation has indeed changed with the latest news on JT Daniels.

Per Adam Maya of Maven Sports, the sophomore quarterback will miss the remainder of the season after an MRI shown that he suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in the Trojans win over Fresno State Saturday night.

Daniels suffered the injury late in the 2nd quarter have his knee awkwardly buckled under him while taking a sack on the play. The sophomore was helped off the field and Carter to the locker room for x-rays at halftime of the game. Before the injury Daniels was 25/34, throwing for 215 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception in the first half.

Daniels showed a lot of promise in Graham Harrell’s air raid offense, moving the offense efficiently down the field during the first couple of drives. He had moments of hesitating and thrown an interception in the end zone which could've put the Trojans up three scores.

Fresno State v USC
True Freshman Kedon Slovis will likely be tabbed as the starting quarterback following the injury to JT Daniels.
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

With the injury to Daniels, USC will once again rely on a true freshman to carry the offense. Kedon Slovis won the back up job following fall camp. He replaced Daniels in the second half and shown promise moving the ball and hitting Tyler Vaughns on a 41 yard strike that led to an ensuing touchdown. He then followed it up with an interception trying to hit Micheal Pittman Jr. on a long ball.

Slovis was rated as a three star quarterback out of Scottsdale, Arizona and was coached up by NFL great Kurt Warner. The freshman enrolled early during spring camp where he impressed offensive coordinator Graham Harrell and head coach Clay Helton.

Slovis and USC will have to work quickly as the they host the Stanford Cardinal next week to open Pac-12 play. The Cardinal also lost their starting quarterback K.J. Costello to a head injury during their against Northwestern.