Knee injury knocks incoming USC WR Steven Mitchell out for season

Incoming USC freshman Steven Mitchell hurt his knee.  (247sports)
Incoming USC freshman Steven Mitchell hurt his knee Friday and is out for the season. (247 sports)

UPDATE: USC has confirmed that Mitchell is out for the season after tearing ligaments in his right knee.

USC's NCAA-induced roster limitations might have taken another hit this week as multiple reports are indicating that incoming freshman wide receiver Steven Mitchell suffered a serious knee injury during voluntary summer workouts on Friday.

According to the reports, Mitchell hurt his right knee when it got caught in field turf during a passing drill. His high school coach later told Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times that Mitchell would be undergoing an MRI. 

The four-star receiver out of Alemany High in Mission Hills, Calif., was expected to challenge for playing time for the Trojans as a true freshman. Outside of Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor, no other returning wideouts caught more than one pass for USC last season. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound freshman with shifty open-field moves might have made his mark as a slot receiver and in the return game.

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