USC WR Robert Woods out at Oregon?

November, 17, 2011
11/17/11
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Is USC's playmaking receiver Robert Woods going to miss the Oregon game due to nagging injuries?

Maybe.

Woods, a sophomore and All-America candidate who leads the Pac-12 with 11 touchdown receptions, had just two catches for 5 yards last week against Washington. Limited by ankle and shoulder injuries, he was mostly a decoy. He missed practice Wednesday, and coach Lane Kiffin didn't sound optimistic.

From the Orange County Register:
“He’s going the wrong direction,” Kiffin said. “He’s not getting better. Hopefully this (sitting out practice) will help. If he can’t go this week … hopefully he’ll be back close to full speed for UCLA.”

If Woods is out, Brice Butler is No. 2 on the depth chart behind him. He has 11 catches this year. Woods has 92.

No question Woods is quarterback Matt Barkley's favorite target.

Still, while losing Woods would be a blow, the Trojans' passing game wouldn't be crippled. For one, Marqise Lee has come on over the second half of the season. He's the Trojans' second-leading receiver with 52 receptions.

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