USC DT Ellis has surgery, will miss several weeks

Updated: September 13, 2006, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Young and inexperienced to begin with, No. 4 Southern California finds itself without three players projected to be starters just one game into the season.

Fullback Brandon Hancock sustained a season-ending knee injury in practice Aug. 14, and the same thing happened to safety Josh Pinkard in the Trojans' season-opening 50-14 victory at Arkansas on Sept. 2.

The latest injury occurred Monday in practice, when nose tackle Sedrick Ellis' right knee locked. He ...

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