USC QB Jaxson Darts are out indefinitely after knee surgery.
Darts suffered a torn right meniscus in the second half of the Trojans’ victory over Washington state on Saturday, according to several reports. Per Rivals’ TrojanSports.com, Darts underwent knee surgery on Tuesday and the injury happened when he was hit in the knee while encrypting in the first half.
Darts came into the game after Kedon Slovis suffered a neck injury. Dart was impressive in USC’s 45-14 comeback victory as he was 30-of-46 past 391 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. He also rushed for 32 yards.
Slovis has been considered healthy enough to play in Week 4 and starts USC’s game against Oregon State on Saturday after putting the first-team representatives into practice. Darts’ performance made it look like he could compete with Slovis to start going forward.
Darts was a four-star recruit and No. 5 double-three QB in the 2021 class according to Rivals. He was the No. 2 prospect in the state of Utah and won the backup job prior to the season. He helped lead USC to its first win under interim coach Donte Williams after Clay Helton was fired after the team’s Week 2 loss to Stanford.