Starting USC DT Josh Fatu in concussion protocol after car wreck
This is one you don’t see very often.
USC’s Josh Fatu was involved in a multi-car accident and is currently in concussion protocol because of a head injury he received in the incident, head coach Clay Helton confirmed Tuesday. The coach added that the accident in which Fatu sustained the injury was not the defensive tackle’s fault.
Fatu has not been ruled out for Saturday’s game against Notre Dame, and is officially listed as day-to-day for the annual rivalry clash.
Heading into Week 8, Fatu had started every game along the defensive line this season for the Trojans. His seven tackles for loss are currently second on the Trojans behind Christian Rector‘s eight, while his five sacks are behind just Rector’s 6.5.
If Fatu is unable to go against the Irish, Brandon Pili will likely take over as the starter.