Robert Woods Injury: Star USC Receiver Missing Spring Practice

The USC Trojans enter 2012 as a likely top-two team, thanks mostly to returning quarterback Matt Barkley and his terrifying array of weaponry. Perhaps his best weapon, wide receiver Robert Woods, will miss the rest of spring practice due to a right ankle injury, according to an announcement by Lane Kiffin. Woods underwent surgery on the same ankle in December.

Woods powered through various injuries in 2011 to post 1,292 yards, be named to multiple All-American teams and earn Biletnikoff Award votes. He's expected to pair with Marqise Lee and other talented pass-catchers to form one of the nation's best receiving corps.

While his absence from spring ball is certainly an item of concern for Trojans fans, just keep this in mind: USC's not out of the Woods yet. Pretty proud of that one.

For more on Trojans football, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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