USC defensive end commit Kylie Fitts (Redlands, Calif./Redlands East Valley) is expected to miss the rest of the regular season after suffering two fractures and dislocating his wrist during Friday night's game.
Fitts, who intends to graduate early and enroll at USC in time for spring practice, is expected to have surgery on Wednesday to repair one of the fractures near his wrist.
"Our defense got an interception and I was blocking the blind side," Fitts said. "I hit two guys and, as I fell, my wrist snapped. Two parts of my wrist were fractured and it was also dislocated."
Doctors have told Fitts the injury is too severe to consider playing with a protective club. Instead, Fitts hopes to return during the playoffs and take the field one last time. Redlands East Valley beat Fontana (Calif.) Miller 45-9 on Friday and is 3-3 this season.
"It felt like a bad dream," said Fitts, the nation's seventh-ranked defensive end. "But my teammates and my family are very supportive. I'll get through this. Hopefully I can come back for playoffs."