USC loses three players for year
LOS ANGELES -- Three USC players have been declared out for the season with injuries, further depleting the NCAA-sanctioned Trojans' shaky depth.
The 6-foot-9 Banner will need hip surgery, Kiffin said. The freshman redshirted last season and joined the men's basketball team, although he didn't play.
Townsend was a backup defensive end last season as a redshirt freshman. He needs surgery on his knee.
Shelton is a freshman who redshirted last season. He needs foot surgery.
USC (3-1) is traveling to Arizona State with just 56 recruited scholarship players.
Tailback Silas Redd is traveling. He hasn't played this year with a knee injury.
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