September 26, 2007

Wednesday Insider: Spanos on the verge

Matt Spanos will have surgery. But he appears to be on the verge of delaying it longer than anyone had imagined.

"I think we just kind of counted him out," offensive line coach Pat Ruel said.

If Spanos puts in another solid day of practice Thursday, the Trojans could be counting him in as soon as this weekend.

Spanos, a senior, was USC's starting center, before tearing his right triceps four days prior to the season opener against Idaho. Doctors told him to start thinking about surgery. No one expected him to regain his snapping ability before the season ended.

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