On Tuesday, USC Trojans wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in his right hand.
Smith-Schuster had a plate and screw inserted into his surgically repaired hand, but there is still a chance that he will be able to suit up this weekend when the Trojans play host to the Arizona Wildcats at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
According to interim head coach Clay Helton, it will all come down to pain tolerance.
“It’s really a pain-tolerance thing,” Helton said. “You’re talking about one of the toughest kids in my 21 years of experience that I’ve ever been around. He’s an absolute warrior, and I know he’ll be back as soon as he can.”
Smith-Schuster, who leads the Trojans in receptions and receiving yards, also leads the Pac-12 in yardage.
If he is unable to go on Saturday night, the hope is that he will be able to return to the field on Nov. 13 against the Colorado Buffaloes on the road.
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