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USC's Farmer suffers major knee injury

USC's depth has taken another hit after wide receiver George Farmer tore his ACL at practice Tuesday. The former five-star recruit, who has dealt with injuries during his first two years with the Trojans, got the news Wednesday that he would need major knee surgery and will miss the 2013 season, a source told CBSSports.com. Farmer has not used his redshirt season yet, and is expected to use it this fall.

The news of Farmer's injury was first reported by Fox Sports West.

The injury occurred after Farmer caught a pass during drills with no defenders around him, but he then dropped to the ground clutching his left knee.

The 6-2, 210-pound Farmer, who also is a sprinter on the Trojans' track team, was having a strong spring, coaches say and had been making a run at being the team's No. 3 wideout behind star Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor.

In his first two seasons with the Trojans Farmer caught five passes for a total of 49 yards and no touchdowns.

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