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Kedon Slovis injury update: USC QB leaves Washington State game with upper body injury

Sporting News logo Sporting News 9/18/2021 Jake Aferiat

The first game of the post-Clay Helton era at USC got off to a rough start.

The Trojans went three-and-out on the first drive of the game, but with 12:56 left in the first, starting quarterback Kedon Slovis got sacked on third-and-12 and laid on the turf before getting tended to by trainers and walking off the field under his own power.

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Though that was potentially encouraging for the USC signal caller, he was replaced with freshman Jaxson Dart on the following drive.

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Dart compounded things and made them worse for the Trojans, squandering early momentum and throwing an interception on his opening drive from the Washington State 38.

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In 20 career games, Slovis has 50 career touchdowns, 5,902 total yards and has completed 69.5 percent of his passes.

He also garnered First Team All-Pac-12 honors last year and was named the conference's freshman of the year in 2019.


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