Trojans move on without Devon Kennard 

July, 27, 2012
Earlier this week at Pac-12 media day USC coach Lane Kiffin said he felt like the Trojans were in a perfect storm with so many good things going right now. Well, that storm produced some rain on Thursday with the news that senior defensive end Devon Kennard will need surgery on a torn pectoral muscle.

It’s unclear at this point how long Kennard will be out -- estimates range from two to three months to the entire season, based on the severity of the injury. Even those minimum projections of missed time would leave the team without one of its true veteran leaders at a time when it's gearing up for a season with high expectations.

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Shelly Castellano/Icon SMIUSC DE Devon Kennard will be missed as much for his leadership as his on-field play.
The injury is a blow on so many levels.