Coming off a stunning home loss to Kentucky Saturday night, USC head coach Will Muschamp has plenty of issues to deal with, not the least of which is the loss of receiver Deebo Samuel for an undetermined amount of time.
Muschamp said Samuel had surgery Sunday morning for a lower leg fracture right above his ankle. The surgery went well but he did not want to venture a guess on when he’ll return.
As for the pre-game handshake controversy, Muschamp said he addressed that with his players and told them always shake the opponent’s hand. He said he called Kentucky coach Mark Stoops this morning and apologized and the two are on the same page.
As for other injuries, Muschamp said offensive tackle Zack Bailey has an ankle injury and defensive end Dante Sawyer has a hamstring injury and he’ll know more about both on Tuesday.
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