In USC’s season-opening win over Rice this past Saturday, the Trojans had a small health scare at the end of the day.

Freshman running back Raleek Brown rode off the field on the medical cart with his right ankle iced. In his debut, Brown had 76 yards from scrimmage (36 rushing, 40 receiving) and a touchdown. But, after so much talk in the preseason centered around finding ways to get their dynamic first-year back involved in the offense, seeing him on the shelf for any amount of time early would be a tough pill to swallow.

Sounds like there’s nothing to be worried about. Brown tweeted an update Wednesday morning.

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That meshes with what coach Lincoln Riley said on Tuesday.

Asked if there was any long-term concern about Brown’s health, Riley simply said, “No,” and moved on.

Asked again if he expected Brown to play on Saturday, Riley said as long as he continues to progress throughout the week, there shouldn’t be any issues.

“We’ll see. I mean, it’s Tuesday, man,” he said. “It’s Tuesday. I’ve gotta see how these guys evolve. He’s able to do quite a bit with us today. If he keeps progressing, I would expect him to play, but we’ll see.”

The former blue-chip recruit was electric in his debut. Riley liked what he saw.

“It was pretty solid,” he said. “Made some plays. Did a good job operating the rest of the offense. He continues to get more and more comfortable with the. rest of our stuff. You see some of the explosion, the natural ability he has in the open field. Took care of the ball. Didn’t make mental mistakes. I thought it was a pretty good first session for him.”

The 10th-ranked Trojans are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Stanford. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. PT on ABC.