Key Trojans getting healthy
Clay Helton gave positive news on the injury front after Tuesday’s practice. He named four injured Trojans who are getting a closer to being completely healthy.
“We got Toa (Lobendahn) back for practice today,” Helton said directly following Tuesday’s practice. “He looked good, he got the service and team reps. We’ll see how that goes and see how he feels tomorrow.”
Lobendahn has been dealing with a pectoral strain. He was replaced in the starting lineup against UNLV by Brett Neilon.
“(Palaie Gaoteote) was back today,” Helton said. “He practiced. he looked good, we pulled him about halfway through practice. He felt great, we were just being preventative.”
Gaoteote has been dealing with a meniscus tear. If healthy, he could compete for playing time later on this year.
“Liam Jimmons got back for some work, he’s got a little bit of that sore tore,” Helton said. “But he made it back.“
If healthy, Jimmons is expected to add depth to USC’s defensive line.
“Josh Falo is getting closer but no full pads today,” Helton finished.
Fall has a bone bruise in his knee. He would add a much needed receiving threat to USC’s tight end group if he was back in the rotation.