USC Drake London receiver, one of the best receivers in the country, was taken off the field at the LA Memorial Coliseum on Saturday with an apparent leg injury.
It is uncertain what happened in the play, but reports from the game say he was referring to the Achilles tendon when coaches took care of him. The hit occurred in a 6-yard touchdown reception that gave the Trojans a 28-7 lead over Arizona with 4:16 remaining in the half. It was his ninth reception and his second touchdown in the match. He finished the competition with 81 yards in just one quarter of play.
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Here’s a video of London getting into the wagon, in which he throws air around his right leg. He hid his face behind his shirt when he was taken away, but raised USC’s “V” flag as he left the field with a standing ovation.
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London has been a bright spot for the USC team this year. Prior to Saturday’s game, he was second in FBS and first among Power 5 receivers with 79 receptions and 1,003 yards in just seven games. Coming out of Saturday’s game, he scored 88 times for 1,084 yards and seven goals. For comparison, former Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith had 72 receptions for 1,074 yards and 12 touchdowns after eight games in his 2020 Heisman Award-winning campaign.
Depending on how long he is in London, he may consider giving up the remainder of his collegiate career to prepare for the NFL. The 6-5, 210-pound compact car is expected to be the 26th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft per Sporting News mock draft.