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USC Notebook: WR Injuries, Helton, Chow

by Garry Paskwietz

The increased reliance on the USC ground game could not have come at a much better time, at least as far as the Trojans wide receivers are concerned.

What started the year as a deep group has dwindled somewhat in recent weeks with the latest setback coming for JuJu Smith-Schuster, who will undergo surgery late Monday for a fracture in his right hand. Smith-Schuster leads the Pac-12 in receiving yards per game (119.5 per game) and is in the top 25 nationally in receptions and receiving touchdowns. USC interim coach Clay Helton said it’s unclear how long Smith-Schuster will be out, with the time frame for recovery varying from three days to a couple weeks.

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Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.

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