USC Freshman QB Jaxson Dart Injury Update
USC freshman quarterback Jaxson dart was spotted during training on Tuesday with limited attendance following his surgery to repair a torn meniscus in September.
Dart replaced the injured Kedon Slovis in USC’s 45-14 victory over Washington State on September 18. Dart threw for 391 yards with four touchdowns, the most ever for a USC quarterback in his debut, before injuring his right knee in the second quarter.
Interim Head Coach Donte Williams discussed Dart’s status on Tuesday, sharing that he’s still week to week and awaiting medical approval before getting full clearance to practice physically.
“He will check in with the doctor daily,” Williams said. “It could be tomorrow, it could be next week, or it could be in two, three weeks.”
Dart was seen throwing a few light throws on Tuesday, but didn’t participate outside of that. He kept ice on his knees for most of the second half of training.
“Right now I’m just happy he is able to pitch so he can come back on the pitch; his state of mind can revert to the right. He has to go for a run, he has to walk, and most importantly, he has to be able to take a hit, “said Williams.
“He’s an athletic guy with a big, strong arm, so there’s a lot that needs to be cleared out for him to come into play at full speed.”
Asked about a quarterback battle on Dart’s return, Williams said, “It’s a competition for everyone. Definitely to say, but right now I like what I see from Kedon.
USC will face the Utah Utes on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The game is part of USC’s Trojan Family Weekend.
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