USC freshman receiver out for the season with knee injury

USC freshman receiver out for the season with knee injury

mitchell[dropcap]U[/dropcap]SC freshman wide receiver Steven Mitchell is out for the season after tearing ligaments in his right knee during voluntary workouts.

According to reports, the injury occurred on Friday when Mitchell got his knee caught in field turf during a passing drill. His high school coach later told Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times that Mitchell would need an MRI.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Mitchell was a 4-star recruit out of Bishop Alemany in Mission Hills, Calif. He was expected to challenge for playing time as a slot receiver and in the return game.

USC is left with just five scholarship receivers on the roster for next season.

Marquise Lee and Nelson Agholor are the only returnees that caught more than one pass for the Trojans last season.

Photo: Hans Gutknecht / San Gabriel Valley Tribune

 

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