USC's injury concern

When the Trojans wrapped their 15 spring practices, 25 players were listed on the injured list. How many will return in time for the open of fall camp in August?

When USC coach Steve Sarkisian released the Trojans depth chart the day prior to the spring game, 23 players were listed as inactive due to injury.

By the end of Saturday's game, that number grew to 25 when fullback Jahleel Pinner and tailback Ty Isaac both suffered ankle injuries.

So how many of USC's walking wounded are expected to return in time for the tentative Aug. 4 start date of fall camp?

According to Sarkisian, every one of them.

"We expect everybody back for fall camp and expect everybody back, full go, looking good, running around and a full allotment for our team," Sarkisian said.

"All in all, we come out of spring just about as healthy if not healthier than we started and now we can continue to mend and get ready for fall camp which is the most important time of the year."

The Trojans played the entire spring without star defensive players Leonard Williams and Josh Shaw. Shortly into practices, they lost defensive back Su'a Cravens to injury as well.

"It puts stress on you," Sarkisian said of the number of players injured. "I think about a guy like [safety] Leon McQuay [during the spring game]. He played about every snap - looked great, looked awesome - but that's a tall order.

"So when you get a Su'a Cravens back, when you get these guys back in the fold, plus the influx of our true freshmen, now we're getting more of a complete roster and can have more live full practices to get us prepared for the season."

Sarkisian said he met with the team doctor and trainer immediately following the Trojans spring game to come up with a plan on how to get players healthy and ready to go for fall camp.

"That has to be our focal point of getting our football team ready for training camp so that we have everybody at our disposal because we are going to need everybody heading into the season," said Sarkisian.

The following list of the players were unable to participate in the Trojans spring game: Joey Augello, Anthony Brown, Su'a Cravens, Justin Davis, Lamar Dawson, Rob Dooley, Nico Falah, Ryan Henderson, Don Hill, Michael Hutchings, Robby Kolanz, Jeff Miller, Steven Mitchell, D.J. Morgan, Josh Shaw, Devian Shelton, Jordan Simmons, Shane Sullivan, Randall Telfer, Cody Temple, Soma Vainuku, Aundrey Walker, Leonard Williams.

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