Jaxson Dart, the USC freshman quarterback, had surgery to fix a meniscus injury. He will remain out indefinitely, according to a source who spoke to ESPN.
On Saturday, Kedon Slovis, a three-year starter, will face Oregon State.
After Slovis suffered a neck injury during the first drive, Slovis was forced to retire from the game. The Trojans won 45-14 at Washington State.
Dart was on the bench and threw for 391 yards and four touchdowns, but he injured his right knee during the second quarter. The native of Kaysville, Utah played the second half wearing a heavy shirt and a noticeable limp.
Donte Williams, the interim coach, did not discuss Dart’s status Tuesday. He only noted that Dart was not available for practice.
Slovis was able to show a strong performance against Dart, raising the possibility of Slovis being benched due to poor play. Since J.T. took over, he has played in every game except one. Daniels suffered a knee injury during the 2019 season opener. He missed the Washington game that year due to a concussion.
USC's offense was slow in its first two games of the season. They managed 23 points against San Jose State, before losing to Stanford 42-28. This game marked the end of Clay Helton’s roller-coaster tenure. After the game was over, Slovis directed two late touchdown drives to the Cardinal.
Slovis has thrown 487 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He completed 65% of his passes this season in just three games.
24/7 Sports reported Dart's knee surgery for the first time.
This report was based on information from ESPN's Kyle Bonagura, and the Associated Press.