Thursday practice report 

April, 5, 2012
Largely because of injuries to all four scholarship tight ends, USC's first Saturday spring ball scrimmage was called off and its second was fairly uninspiring from an offensive perspective. On Thursday the Trojans welcomed tight end Xavier Grimble back to the field. He was returning from a turf toe injury suffered during the first week of spring ball.

Grimble said he was not medically cleared to return to the field but was allowed to test his injury on the field to see how far he could push it.

"It still hurts, but I got tired of being away from my team," he said. "They go out and work hard every day. I'm hurting, but I made up my mind that once I could go out there, where I could at least run around and be with my guys, that's what I was going to do."