USC's Dedmon injured in unofficial practice
Southern California forward Dewayne Dedmon broke his right hand above the knuckle of his index finger during an unofficial practice and his finger will be immobilized for 2-to-3 weeks.
Coach Kevin O'Neill said Wednesday that Dedmon got hurt the day before. On Thursday he will be fitted with a cast, which will allow him to practice defensive and non-contact drills. The Trojans begin official practice on Friday.
Dedmon, a 7-foot sophomore, transferred to USC from Antelope Valley (Calif.) College in January. He has three years of eligibility left.