The USC Trojans have looked pretty good since they made a change at the head coaching position. Since Clay Helton took things over, the Trojans are 2-1, including a 42-24 beatdown of then-third ranked Utah.
The team took a big blow on Saturday, however, when leading wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster went down with a hand injury making a block. According to College Football Talk, Smith-Schuster suffered a fractured hand, but there has been no timetable given on his return or if he will be able to play the rest of the year.
Despite hurting his hand, Smith-Schuster wanted to return to the game. Helton wouldn’t allow him and took some pretty big measures to prevent him from returning to the game.
JuJu Smith-Schuster said a #USC coach hid his helmet so he could not go back into the game with his fractured hand
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) October 31, 2015
Smith-Schuster said that he would be placed in a cast soon, but he is confident he will be able to play for the rest of the year. The medical team at USC has yet to confirm that.
This year, Smith-Schuster is the team’s best receiver, catching 52 passes for nearly 1,000 yards. The team’s next leading receivers are Stephen Mitchell with 17 receptions and Adoree’ Jackson with 316 yards.
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