USC receiver Dion LeCorn will be sidelined for six to eight weeks with a broken leg but is expected to be ready for the start of preseason practice, team physician Jeff Guy said Tuesday.
LeCorn had surgery on his left fibula Saturday after he was injured on the final play of the Gamecocks’ spring game. LeCorn, a sophomore from Ocala, Fla., was blocking at the goal line when tailback Jarvis Giles and a defender fell on the back of LeCorn’s leg at the end of Giles’ 14-yard touchdown run.
LeCorn, who moved to defense midway through last season, returned to receiver during the offseason and earned a starting spot. He also received occasional snaps at quarterback in USC’s “Cocky” formation.
In addition to LeCorn, backup linebacker Josh Dickerson underwent surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday and is expected to be out six to eight weeks, assistant head coach for defense Ellis Johnson said. Dickerson, who transferred from Georgia Military in January, sustained three fractures in his clavicle while making a tackle in the spring game.