Cody Kessler did not practice with USC on Tuesday. Nearly two hours into the team’s first workout of Stanford week, Kessler arrived at Howard Jones Field in full pads and did some light throwing.
As it turns out, Kessler’s tardiness was due to a "procedure" he had done on his toe earlier in the morning.
"He had a deal with his toe that had been bothering him throughout the ballgame (on Saturday) and we felt like we wanted to take care of it sooner rather than later so this morning was the first chance we could to have the procedure done to get it, in our opinion, cleaned up," USC head coach Steve Sarkisian said. "It obviously didn’t affect his play on Saturday."
Asked if "procedure" meant that something surgical took place with his quarterback this morning, Sarkisian replied, "it means procedure."
Sarkisian says Kessler should be "full-go" at practice Wednesday and is expected to play Saturday in the Pac-12 opener at No. 13 Stanford.
"I totally anticipate him playing," Sarkisian said.