USC Trojans cornerback and receiver Adoree’ Jackson suffered an abdominal strain in the team’s season opener against Arkansas State on Saturday, but he described the injury as mild and said he would be ready for USC’s next game against the Sun Belt’s Idaho Vandals on the 12th.
As great as that is to hear, Trojans fans should hold their breath.
Despite his insistence that he will indeed play on Saturday, Jackson still sat out the second half of USC’s game over the weekend. Granted, that was probably because the Trojans were up 28-0 on the Red Wolves, but the fact that he didn’t even make a single catch nor register a single tackle in the game could be cause for concern, even if it’s just by coincidence.
The fact of the matter is that Jackson is one of USC’s best players and though he claims he’ll be fine for the Idaho game, coach Steve Sarkisian should not rush him back at less than 100 percent for a game that the Trojans should be able to win easily without him.
As a freshman last season, Jackson appeared in 12 games and posted 49 tackles while also chipping in 10 receptions for 138 yards and three touchdowns.
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