USC Drake London injured in touchdown, blown off the field

USC star receiver Drake London apparently injured his right leg in the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Arizona at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

London caught a pass from quarterback Jaxson Dart near the end zone and was hit by Arizona cornerback Christian Roland-Wallace as he crossed the goal line for a 6-yard touchdown that gave a 28-7 lead to the Trojans. London stayed on the ground and held his right leg. The leg was placed in a cast before it was transported off the field.

London, a junior, was USC’s top player this season and one of the top wide receivers in the country. He ranks second in the country for total yards and yards per game and has seven touchdowns this season as well as several scoring goals.

Ahead of the game, London was expected to be among the top 10 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. ESPN’s Mel Kiper ranked London as his No. 4 overall prospect and highest rated receiver in his latest Big Board for the 2022 Draft.

Earlier this week, London expressed its desire to play a bowl game this season if USC (3-4) qualified.

London arrived at USC in 2019 as an athlete in two sports playing both basketball and football. Last December he made the decision to focus on football. He totaled over 2,000 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns in his three seasons as a Trojan horse.

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