USC OL to miss rest of 2023 season due to injury, Lincoln Riley announces
Lincoln Riley had unfortunate news to share in his Tuesday media opportunity. USC OL Gino Quinones will miss the rest of the 2023 season due to an injury he suffered in the Week 1 game against Nevada.
Quinones was injured late in the 1st quarter when Tahj Washington recorded a 22-yard touchdown reception. The Trojans had to bring out the cart for Quinones.
Quinones has been in the medical tent this whole time and just got carted off the field. pic.twitter.com/HpbSsrbziI
— USC Psycho (@uscpsycho) September 3, 2023
Quinones is in his fifth year at USC. In his first 4 seasons, Quinones made 19 appearances, including 2 starts. This season, Quinones started in USC’s Week 0 contest against San Jose State and appeared off the bench at left guard against Nevada.
The loss of Quinones is a blow to USC’s depth on the offensive line. He also served as the Trojans’ backup center.
Riley’s squad is 2-0 heading into its first conference contest of the season. USC hosts Stanford on Friday. The game is set for 7:30 p.m. PT, airing on FOX.
News: USC OL Gino Quinones suffered a season-ending injury on Saturday against Nevada, head coach Lincoln Riley says.
— Keely Eure (@keelyismyname) September 5, 2023