USC Trojans quarterback JT Daniels will not play again this season after tearing his ACL and meniscus in last night’s season-opening victory over Fresno State, it was reported Sunday.
The 19-year-old sophomore completed 24 of 35 passes before he hurt his right knee while being sacked at the end of the first half Saturday night at the Coliseum.
Daily Trojan Sports reported Sunday that an MRI exam the morning after the game confirmed that Daniels suffered a torn ACL and meniscus and would miss the remainder of the season.
USC Sports Information Director Tim Tessalone told City News Service that coach Clay Helton would address Daniels’ status when he spoke to beat reporters Sunday at 6 p.m.
The Trojans will now turn to freshman backup Kedon Slovis to salvage what they hope will be a rebound from last season’s disappointing 5-7 record. Slovis came on in relief of Daniels against Fresno State and completed six of eight passes as USC held on for a 31-23 win.
The team’s next game is against No. 25 Stanford at the Coliseum, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.