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USC Coach Clay Helton Offers Injury Update For QB Kedon Slovis

Kedon Slovis attempts a pass.

PROVO, UT - SEPTEMBER 14 : Kedon Slovis #9 of the USC Trojans throws a pass against the BYU Cougars during their game at LaVell Edwards Stadium on September 14, in Provo, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

The USC Trojans entered the weekend with their backup quarterback facing off against the No. 10 team in the country.

Things took a turn for the worse early in the first quarter against the Utes. Starting quarterback Kedon Slovis - who took over after J.T. Daniels suffered a season-ending injury - took a nasty shot and was forced to leave the game.

A Utah defensive lineman tackled Slovis shortly after he released a pass and the lineman landed with his full bodyweight on the young quarterback. The true freshman attempted to get up, but slumped back to the turf.

Three days after taking the huge hit, head coach Clay Helton revealed an update on the quarterback.

He's still not medically cleared to practice or play. However, Helton said he's been with the team taking mental reps.

Redshirt junior Matt Fink took over and led the Trojans to a touchdown during his very first drive. The Trojans rallied around Fink en route to the team's impressive win over the Utes.

With the win, USC vaulted back into the top-25. The Trojans enter the weekend as the No. 21 team in the country.

USC travels to Washington this weekend to take on the No. 17-ranked Huskies.