USC hopes to have Matt Barkley

Updated: November 22, 2010, 3:42 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- USC coach Lane Kiffin said he is "extremely hopeful" that quarterback Matt Barkley will be able to play Saturday against rival Notre Dame.

Barkley injured his left ankle in the first half of the Trojans' 36-7 loss at Oregon State Saturday. X-rays on the quarterback's sprained ankle showed no broken bones.

The history of Barkley's injury, a high ankle sprain, would suggest his return this weekend is doubtful. He spent the second half on crutches with his ...

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