LOS ANGELES — Just two days ago, USC wide receiver Marqise Lee said his injured right shoulder was “fine.”
On Wednesday afternoon he said the same thing although it didn’t look that way during the Trojans’ third scrimmage in the Coliseum of fall camp.
Lee was going after a pass that was thrown to his side. He dove for it and landed on his right shoulder — the same shoulder that forced him to miss some of training camp when he hurt it nearly two weeks ago.
Lee got up and was immediately tended to by members of the USC training staff and was in noticeable pain. He was escorted to the opposite sideline where he was examined.
His shoulder pads were taken off and he was done for the day.
“I felt (pain) that quick second,” Lee said. “They didn’t want to take any chances and they just sat me for the rest of practice.”
He says had it been a regular season game he would not have come out but the decision was head coach Lane Kiffin’s to keep the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner on the sideline.
“I’m good though now,” Lee told media members following the scrimmage. “Do ya’ll want to see my hand go up again?”
On cue, he raised his right arm to show he was feeling fine and appeared to be in no discomfort.