How long has tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe been injured?
He started the final four games last season but missed spring practice because of a “nagging hip injury” according to USC.
He was recently medically cleared for some drills but it appears there is no rush to bring him back.
“We committed to shutting him down for an extended period of time, and now it’s building it back up,” Clay Helton said. “(We are) trying to get him back into great football shape and not rushing the process.”
It’s been hard to get a straight answer on the severity of the hip injury for about a year. And when he came back last season, the coaches clearly did not have confidence in him. How often was he the target of passes? Was he still hurt then?
At this point, it’s hard to say how big a role he will have this season. This only matters because of the flashes he showed at the end of the 2016 season as a difference maker.