USC starting quarterback Cody Kessler had an excellent first outing, throwing for 394 yards and four touchdowns in a dominant Trojan win over Fresno State. Kessler was named Pac-12 offensive player of the week for his efforts.
He was seen limping after the game, and told Fox Sports 1's Molly McGrath that it was because of an ingrown toenail, but according to reports, the issue is more serious than that. Sources tell Inside USC's Scott Wolf that Kessler was treated for staph infection in the toe.
USC quarterback Cody Kessler did not practice today because he was hospitalized with staph infection in his toe, sources said. Kessler underwent some type of procedure on his toe, but USC officials did not say what that entailed.
USC has a massive game against Stanford this weekend which may foretell the Pac-12 fates for both power programs. Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian believes that Kessler will be good to go for Saturday's game.