April 3, 2013 |
USC receiver George Farmer suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee and will sit out the 2013 season, a person close to the situation said Wednesday. Farmer, a junior, was injured Tuesday while catching a pass in a non-contact practice drill. He will undergo surgery in a few weeks. It is the latest setback for Farmer, who was slowed by injuries his first two seasons but was enjoying a productive spring and making a push to become a regular part of the receiver rotation.
March 26, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - Metta World Peace sustained torn cartilage in his left knee during Monday's game at Golden State, the latest somber injury news for a Lakers team that has had plenty of it this season. World Peace is to fly back to Los Angeles on Wednesday and consult with team doctor Steve Lombardo. A timetable for his return will then be issued. In a tweet that was quickly deleted from his account, World Peace apologized for being injured and said he hoped to be back in a week and a half.
March 26, 2013 |
USC receiver Marqise Lee will be an interested observer Wednesday when former teammates such as quarterback Matt Barkley and receiver Robert Woods go through their pro day workout for NFL scouts on campus. But Lee, who will be a junior in the fall, said he was not envious of those getting ready to make the leap to the pros. "I'm going to be cheering them on," he said after the Trojans returned to practice Tuesday. "My time will come around. " Lee, the Biletnikoff Award winner as college football's top receiver, remains sidelined because of a knee injury he suffered during a drill two weeks ago. He said he was ready to practice but Coach Lane Kiffin was holding him out. Lee is expected to be among the front-runners contending for the Heisman Trophy in the fall and an eventual first-round NFL draft pick.
March 23, 2013
No pressure Philadelphia guard Evan Turner, on the possibility of Andrew Bynum returning to the 76ers after sitting out this season because of knee injuries: "I don't want to sit here and scream out, 'Come back, come back, come back.' Dude's going through surgery, know what I'm saying? It's going to be tough enough rehabbing and everything. " Comes with territory Denver guard Ty Lawson, on the evolution of Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant, currently featured in a Nike campaign dubbed "K.D.
March 17, 2013 |
On a hot summer-like Sunday afternoon, in a stadium that rises out of the Southern California desert like a huge misplaced castle, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal slid onto his back and into the bright lights of his sport once again. It was match point of the men's final in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. The clock showed that he had been out there 21/2 hours. A crowd of 16,741 squeezed into this 16,100-seat spectator mansion had waited for this moment. Winning this tournament is always a huge deal, but they all knew that, for Nadal, this would be even bigger.
March 16, 2013 |
USC tailback Silas Redd , the Trojans' leading rusher last season, will have knee surgery Tuesday but will be ready to play in the fall, Coach Lane Kiffin said Saturday. Redd suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee during practice Thursday. He attended Saturday's scrimmage at the Coliseum but was in sweats. Before he was injured, Redd had displayed improved speed and nimbleness. The senior, who transferred to USC from Penn State on the eve of training camp last year, also had taken on the role of mentor for younger players.