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USC freshman quarterback J.T. Daniels in concussion protocol

October 22, 2018
Utah defensive tackle Hauati Pututau (41) sacks Southern California quarterback JT Daniels (18) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah defensive tackle Hauati Pututau (41) sacks Southern California quarterback JT Daniels (18) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California freshman quarterback J.T. Daniels will be unavailable at the start of the Trojans’ upcoming practice week while he recovers from a likely concussion.

USC coach Clay Helton also announced Sunday night that backup quarterback Matt Fink broke three ribs in the Trojans’ loss at Utah.

With Daniels in the concussion protocol, Jack Sears will prepare to start for the Trojans (4-3, 3-2 Pac-12) against Arizona State at the Coliseum on Saturday.

Daniels went 6 of 16 for 89 yards in Salt Lake City before leaving late in the third quarter with a probable concussion. Fink relieved him, but the sophomore was hurt in the fourth quarter.

The Trojans are among four teams with two conference losses atop the Pac-12 South.

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