USC Football: Defensive End Devon Kennard Tears Pectoral

USC Senior DE Tears Pectoral, Likely to Miss 2012

7/30/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

USC senior defensive end Devon Kennard will likely undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle, reports Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times.Blog Photo - USC Football: Defensive End Devon Kennard Tears Pectoral

Kennard suffered the injury during weight training last Thursday and is expected to receive a medical redshirt that will allow him to be eligible for the 2013-14 season.

“It fell at a really unfortunate time, the worst possible time,” Kennard said. “But it’s not something that’s going to kill me. I’ll rehab and get back out as soon as I can and hopefully play the middle to the end of the season.

"I’m still a big part of this team,” he continued. “It may have knocked me down, but not out.”

The 6'3", 260-pound DE finished with 29 tackles through five starts and plenty of role situations as a junior. He was assumed to play a big part on the Trojans' defensive line, which lacks depth at the position thanks to the departures of Christian Tupou, DaJohn Harris and Nick Perry.

Junior Kevin Greene and incoming freshman Leonard Williams are the potential replacements.

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