The Trojans’ defense got some shitty news today —
Josh Pinkard is officially out for the season, after an MRI on Tuesday revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Pinkard told reporters that he heard his right knee “crack” while covering a punt against the Razorbacks last Saturday night, on a play in the fourth quarter (when the Trojans were up 44-14).
Dallas Sartz, Antwine Perez, and Taylor Mays will fill the shoes of Pete Carroll’s #1 Guy at free safety. Only good news — Pinkard’s injury comes early enough that he’s eligible for a medical redshirt, and could return as a junior next season. He should have surgery on his knee sometime in the next couple weeks.
Josh Pinkard’s 2006 Campaign is Done [The Fanhouse]