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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Temple out for the spring

By Pedro Moura

USC defensive tackle Cody Temple is out for the rest of the Trojans' spring practice schedule after undergoing surgery on his right ankle over the weekend, Lane Kiffin announced Tuesday.

Temple, a redshirt freshman who moved over to defense from the offensive line in the winter, had been bothered by the ankle for some time but tried to practice through it for USC's first two weeks of spring practice.

The Trojans expect him back by August, meaning he should be able to take part in fall camp.

Kiffin said the 6-foot-3, 280-pound Temple was proving to be "strong on the point of attack" before the injury and "kind of a run-plugger." He had been playing on the second-team line behind George Uko and J.R. Tavai.

"He was doing well," Kiffin said.