USC receiver Michael Pittman suffers AC sprain in shoulder during spring practice

An injury scare has come and gone for Michael Pittman.

The junior receiver’s shoulder injury has been diagnosed as an AC joint sprain, USC head coach Clay Helton announced Friday, per USCFootball.com’s Keely Eure.

It’s good news for Pittman, who’s already suffered a broken collarbone once and whose latest injury caused fear something similar could happen. It’s even better news for USC’s quarterbacks, who are looking at a receiving corps that is replacing Deontay Burnett but returns Pittman, Tyler Vaughns and Velus Jones, and adds incoming freshman Amon-Ra St. Brown. Pittman and Vaughns stand to be the two most important parts of the group, and keeping Pittman healthy is paramount to the immediate success of whoever wins the starting job at quarterback.

Pittman will be held out a couple of days, Helton said, per Eure.

After struggling to get on the field early in his sophomore season, Pittman saw increased usage in the second half of 2017, catching 20 passes for 363 yards and 2 touchdowns in his final six games.

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