It’s been a while since USC QB Kedon Slovis has played. You’d have to go all the way back to Sep. 20 when the Trojans played Utah. Slovis took a big hit in that game causing him to miss the duration of the contest.
The young USC QB has been in concussion protocol ever since. Slovis missed the Trojans’ game versus Washington two Saturdays ago. Luckily for USC, the team had a bye this past Saturday allowing some extra rest time.
It appears that rest has paid off. According to a report on Tuesday evening, Slovis has been cleared to play vs. Notre Dame after passing the concussion protocol test.
Breaking: QB Kedon Slovis is in full pads as USC begins practice Tuesday and I’m told he passed the concussion protocol and has been cleared to play vs. Notre Dame. Safety Talanoa Hufanga has also been cleared but is in a non-contact jersey today as a precaution.
— Adam Maya (@AdamJMaya) October 8, 2019
A huge break for USC. The Trojans desperately need Slovis to play if they hope to upset Notre Dame. USC is currently 3-2 so far this season.
It appears star safety Talonoa Hufanga is also cleared to play on Saturday. Hufanga is one of the hardest hitters in the Pac-12. His efforts to stop the run were missed against Washington two Saturdays ago.
Both Slovis and Hufanga are impact players for USC. The Trojans will certainly need them this weekend against No. 9 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish have won the last two games in the series.
Notre Dame-USC kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.