USC quarterbacks Mitch Mustain and Aaron Corp might not have much time to compete for Mark Sanchez’s starting job.
Sanchez collapsed in obvious pain before the Trojans began stretching drills on Friday. His injury came as he jumped while tossing a warm-up pass. He was later wheeled off the field before undergoing X-rays.
Sanchez was later diagnosed with a dislocated kneecap. He hopes to return for the Trojans’ Aug. 30 opener at Virginia.
“Mark’s injury is not as bad as a lot of people feared it was, so we’ll take the reps until he gets back and we’ll see what happens then,” Mustain told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday after practice.
Corp, who passed for three touchdowns in USC’s final drill on Saturday, said he’s happy his teammate’s injury is minor.