USC starting linebacker done for the season

USC starting linebacker done for the season

USC’s already-depleted roster has taken a couple more hits.

USC linebacker Lamar Dawson (Photo: Cal Sport Media/AP Images)Interim coach Ed Oregeron announced Wednesday that starting linebacker Lamar Dawson would miss the rest of the 2013 season after suffering a knee injury in practice on Tuesday. He will undergo surgery to repair the damage in the near future.

Dawson, a junior from Junction City, Ky. had started all seven games for the Trojans this season and is tied for fourth on the team with 35 tackles. He was also credited with 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

The loss of Dawson comes on the heels of news that freshman tailback Justin Davis would miss the remainder of the season following surgery to repair an ankle injury.

Davis, the Trojans’ second-leading rusher,  suffered the injury during USC’s 14-10 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday.

Photo credit:  AP Images/Cal Sport Media

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