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USC redshirt freshman safety Isaiah Pola-Mao to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

Already lacking depth in the secondary, USC’s defense took another blow Monday with the news that Isaiah Pola-Mao will undergo season-ending surgery.

USC kicker Chase McGrath to miss the remainder of the season with torn ACL

The 2017 USC vs. Texas hero tore his ACL on an attempted tackle in Saturday’s rematch.

Wednesday Post Practice Presser Recap

Clay Helton and Clancy Pendergast spoke on USC’s injury list and who will be starting at corner beside Iman Marshall.

Toa Lobendahn’s Injury a Big Blow to USC

Lobendahn was a versatile and important piece of the USC offensive line.

Key Injuries Continue to Hurt The Trojans

With the loss of freshman linebacker Cameron Smith and senior Lamar Dawson, the Trojans can find the middle of their defense in serious trouble.

Armond Armstead Settles Part of Toradol Lawsuit

Former USC defensive lineman Armond Armstead settles part of his USC lawsuit, getting $20,000 from the pharmaceutical company. Armstead suffered a heart attack at USC that derailed his pro career and he blames the Trojan medical staff.

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Antwaun Woods Has Surgery Tuesday

Fresh outta surgery , I told Coach I'm ready to play, I got too much heart for this shit! I promise I'll be back even stronger than before ! #FightOn A photo posted by Antwaun Woods (@itstwocka99) on Dec 12, 2014 at 6:29pm PST

USC defensive tackle Antwaun Woods had surgery this afternoon, he revealed on his Instagram account. Woods, the anchor in the middle of the defensive line, injured his chest earlier this week and had to leave practice. It is presumed that this surgery is directly related to that injury since he doesn't have a shirt on and appears to be wearing an arm sling on his left arm. If the surgery was a serious operation (to say repair a torn pectoral muscle), junior Antwaun Woods will be out for the National University Holiday Bowl.

Josh Shaw Reinstated to the USC Football Program

USC reinstated redshirt senior cornerback Josh Shaw on Tuesday afternoon after the LA County DA declined to charge him and USC conducted its own investigation in one night.

Bryce Dixon and J.R. Tavai Return to Practice

Two key Trojans were back for Monday's closed practice as freshman tight end Bryce Dixon and junior rush end J.R. Tavai both were dressed when they entered Howard Jones Field.

Safety Position in Flux After Multiple Injuries

USC freshman safety John Plattenburg only has a thigh contusion after being carted off during Sunday's practice, but the Trojans' secondary is in flux after Gerald Bowman, Leon McQuay III and Su'a Cravens have all suffered recent injuries.

Su'a Cravens On Track to Start Thursday

USC safety/linebacker hybrid Su'a Cravens had a knee injury scare at Washington State, but is back practicing at full speed after the Trojans' week off.

Josh Shaw Return Still a Possibility

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian isn't ready to close the book on cornerback Josh Shaw just yet. Sarkisian wouldn't rule out a possible return of the redshirt senior, who was suspended after lying to athletic officials about how he sprained his ankles.

Su'a Cravens Has No Structural Damage

Some good news following the Trojans' win over Washington State regarding the health of sophomore standout Su'a Cravens.

USC Game-Time Injury Updates at Wazzu

The Trojans will have everyone available that they expected to have after Thursday's practice. Antwaun Woods, Gerald Bowman and George Farmer will be available to play.

Is D-Line Depth a Concern Against Wazzu?

With Antwaun Woods and Leonard Williams missing practice time this week, is USC's defensive line depth a concern against Washington State's pass-happy offense? And who fills in behind the W boys if they miss time?

Vainuku & Harris Ruled Out for Washington State

USC starting fullback Soma Vainuku and freshman slot receiver Ajene Harris have been ruled out for Saturday's game at Washington State. The roles will fall to Jahleel Pinner and Steven Mitchell.

O-Line Shuffle: Lobendahn at LT; Walker Out

With starting left tackle Chad Wheeler out for the season, left guard Toa Lobendahn is taking over rather than Aundrey Walker, who played the position after Wheeler was hurt at Utah. With Lobendah at left tackle, the left guard position is open.

Sack Specialist J.R. Tavai Out "A Few Weeks"

USC rush end/outside linebacker J.R. Tavai left the game against Utah in the first half and didn't return. Head coach Steve Sarkisian said Sunday night that Tavai would be out "a few weeks" due to a knee sprain.

OL Chad Wheeler is Out for the Season

USC left tackle Chad Wheeler is out for the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL early in the Utah game.

Three Starters Out for the Utah Game

Safety Gerald Bowman, receiver George Farmer and fullback Soma Vainuku did not make the trip to Salt Lake City this weekend for the Utah game.

Injury Report: Pullard Back; Receivers Banged Up

The USC Trojans got some key players back from injury on Wednesday. Adoree' Jackson, Hayes Pullard and Gerald Bowman look to be on track to play Saturday while Ajene Harris, George Farmer, Steven Mitchell and Soma Vainuku are still in question.

Injury Report: Adoree' Back; Bowman & Pullard Sit

The USC Trojans were banged up in the Colorado game and had some key players get nicked. On Tuesday, Adoree' Jackson, Ajene Harris and George Farmer returned to full speed while Gerald Bowman and Hayes Pullard barely practiced.

Tre Madden Out for Season

USC redshirt junior running back Tre Madden will sit out the remainder of the due to a turf toe injury after he and his parents met with USC head coach Steve Sarkisian on Thursday.

Kenny Bigelow to miss 2014 season with torn ACL

Trojan defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow is set to miss the 2014-2015 season with a torn ACL.

Matt Barkley out for Sun Bowl

A shoulder injury suffered on Nov. 17 against UCLA will keep the senior quarterback out of the Sun Bowl next Monday.

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