- Matt Fortuna, ESPN Staff Writer
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South Florida wide receiver Sterling Griffin will miss the rest of the season after suffering a right knee injury in Saturday's win at Nevada, coach Skip Holtz said Monday.
Griffin had redshirted the 2010 season with a broken ankle.
"It was a costly win from that standpoint because Sterling’s been such a huge part of this football team," Holtz said during the Big East coaches' teleconference. "He will be eligible for a medical hardship, but we want to get him on the field as quick as we can, even if that means it’s a year from now."
Griffin, a redshirt junior, also missed four games late last season with a broken foot, this after he was one of the better receivers in the conference. He returned for the Bulls' finale against West Virginia.
USF's opponent Thursday, Rutgers, will likely be without right guard Andre Civil, who suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday's win over Howard.
Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood is optimistic that center Betim Bujari, who also suffered a lower-body injury Saturday, will be ready to go in Tampa, Fla.
Running back Savon Huggins (also lower body) is "probably 50/50 right now," Flood said.