Lincoln Riley has good news on Jordan Addison, Eric Gentry injury front for USC
USC exited Saturday’s loss to Utah with a sense of concern. Not because of the result, though coach Lincoln Riley certainly wasn’t thrilled about it, but because of a pair of injuries to two Trojan stars.
Receiver Jordan Addison was knocked out of the game late in the third with what appeared to be a lower-leg injury after a hit near the sideline. He was tended to by USC trainers and eventually walked around a bit under his own power on the sidelines, but was later spotted on crutches and without his pads. Linebacker Eric Gentry was also forced out of the game early in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a lower-leg injury as well.
Neither sustained long-term injuries, Riley told reporters on Tuesday.
“They’ll be day-to-day,” said Riley. “Don’t think it’s anything long-term for any of them.”
Lincoln Riley on Jordan Addison and Eric Gentry health status, “They’ll be day-to-day…Don’t think it’s anything long term for any of them.”
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Addison finished with seven catches for 106 yards and a touchdown. The reigning Biletnikoff winner looked deadly even while going against one of the top corners in the country in Utah’s Clark Phillips III.
Gentry entered Saturday’s contest as the defense’s leading tackler, and he had another nine stops before leaving the game. The FOX camera crew caught Gentry hobbling out of the tent on one leg just to meet his teammates on the field and try to fire them up to close things out, but he couldn’t put any weight on his left leg and had to be helped back off the field by the USC training staff.
USC (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) will play Arizona (3-4, 1-3 Pac-12) on Oct. 29 in Tucson after the bye week.