USC Trojans sophomore tailback D.J. Morgan underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee, according to a Los Angeles Times report on Wednesday. The question is, which one?
Morgan, who had one carry for 7 yards in the Trojans' season-opening 49-10 win against Hawaii, had reconstructive surgery on his right knee after injuring it in high school. Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin did not specify whether that knee had been reinjured or whether this surgery was performed to treat a new injury. He also did not give a timetable for Morgan's return.
Depth at tailback was a known issue coming into the Trojans' 2012 campaign, and Morgan's injury makes a thin backfield even thinner. Penn State transfer Silas Redd is expected to carry the bulk of the rushing load on Saturday in the Trojans' Week 2 matchup with Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.. He joins senior Curtis McNeal and redshirt freshman Javorius Allen as the only scholarship tailbacks available for the game.