Smith Schuster, who sustained the injury in USC’s 27–21 win at Cal on Saturday, played with his broken hand for part of the second half before eventually being removed from the game. He underwent surgery on his hand on Monday.
“Obviously, everybody heals differently,” interim head coach Clay Helton said Monday. “It’s been as soon as three days, or it could take longer. When he’s healthy and he feels like he can go back out there, he will.”
The sophomore, who is the Trojans’ leading receiver this season, has 52 catches for 956 yards and eight touchdowns in 2015. Schuster had five catches for 55 yards against the Golden Bears on Saturday before sustaining the hand injury.
The Trojans are already without receiver Isaac Whitney, who has a broken collarbone. Steven Mitchell and Darreus Rogers returned from injuries against Cal.
USC (5–3) faces Arizona (5–4) at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
- Kayla Lombardo