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Thumb down on CB Shareece Wright?

Fifth-year senior Shareece Wright, one of the Trojans best defensive players and a captain, practiced all week with a small cast on his left thumb. I asked him whether it was broken and he said it was just bruised.

Wright said he will play with a protective device on his thumb Saturday, but he insists he'll still be able to intercept a pass if he gets the chance.

"I'll be able to play around it," Wright said.