The Orange County Register reports that it's "more than likely" that USC redshirt junior RB Tre Madden and senior LB Lamar Dawson won't play again this season.
A final decision will be made within the next seven days. Dawson, who hasn't played this year, underwent knee surgery last season and is leaning toward redshirting. "If you held a gun to my head today, I would imagine that Lamar would redshirt and we would have him available for spring practice and ready for the fall," USC coach Steve Sarkisian said. Madden suffered a turf-toe injury in summer camp. The Trojans thought they were close to getting him back last week but then the junior suffered another setback. "Obviously, he is really frustrated," Sarkisian said. "We were all excited to see Tre play and thought he was poised for a really good season. He had a great spring practice, a really good training camp, and, boom, you get turf toe." If Madden doesn't play this year, he could conceivably apply for a waiver that would allow him to retain two seasons of eligibility. Wed, Oct 8, 2014 08:58:00 PM