Lee now 'very questionable' for Thursday

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USC started the season with just five scholarship receivers a available. The latest injury blow to the corps was to 2012 Biletnikoff Award winner Marqise Lee, whose status is questionable for Thursday night.

When USC started fall camp in August only five healthy scholarship players were able to report: Devon Flournoy, Marqise Lee, Victor Blackwell, Nelson Agholor, and Darreus Rogers. George Farmer and Steven Mitchell were lost before the season even started due to torn ACLs.

Since then, the numbers have gotten worse.

Rogers suffered a high ankle sprain against Boston College, Flournoy an ankle sprain, and Lee sprained his knee at Arizona State.

Blackwell has been battling illness over the week.

USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron said after Monday's practice that Lee is "very questionable" for Thursday night's game hosting Arizona. Lee has not practiced since suffering the injury Sep. 28. Orgeron is still hoping for a "miraculous" recovery, though receivers coach Tee Martin said after Sunday's practice there is no point rushing a player with Lee's NFL future back to the field.

On Sunday by the end of practice the only available scholarship receiver was Agholor.

On Monday, Rogers made a limited return to practice.

Walk-ons Robby Kolanz and George Katrib continue to take first team reps.

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