USC Trojans starting center Marcus Martin was carted off early in the first quarter of USC's rivalry game against the UCLA Bruins and will miss the rest of it after suffering a reported left knee injury. The entire USC team took a knee as Martin was down for several minutes in obvious pain.
In a moment of good sportsmanship, at least one UCLA coach went over to offer Martin some words as he was leaving the field. Play resumed after several minutes.
Marcus Martin puts up a V as he's carted off. Left leg injury. UCLA WRs coach Eric Yarber runs on field to say something encouraging.— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) December 1, 2013
Martin, a 6'3, 310-pound junior from Crenshaw, California, was replaced by backup center Abe Markowitz, a senior walk-on in his sixth year of eligibility. This was Martin's first season at the center position, having played left guard each of the last two years.