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Southern Cal starter could miss six weeks

Sept. 23, 2008 at 6:55 PM

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Southern California starting cornerback Shareece Wright reportedly has a hairline fracture in one of his vertebrae and could miss six weeks.

Wright sustained the injury in USC's 35-3 win over Ohio State Sept. 13, but didn't get the current diagnosis until after tests Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

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Trojans Coach Pete Carroll said Wright could miss six weeks.

The Times reported senior Josh Pinkard will start for Southern Cal Thursday against Oregon State in the team's Pac-10 opener.

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