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USC QB Connor Mitch back in hospital

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South Carolina's Connor Mitch dmclemore@thestate.com

Connor Mitch is still dealing with complications from a hip injury he suffered against North Carolina.

Mitch was diagnosed with an infection in his hip last Saturday night and admitted to the hospital. He was discharged Tuesday afternoon, but according to a source close to his family, the redshirt sophomore was back at the hospital Friday to get his blood checked. The source said the results of the blood work weren’t good and Mitch is scheduled to get a blood transfusion Saturday.

Mitch suffered the hip injury in the season opener against North Carolina. He missed a few practices before the Kentucky game, but was able to return to action and start the game against the Wildcats. Mitch was knocked out of the game in the first half when he suffered a separated shoulder trying to recover a fumble. It was later revealed that Mitch had also aggravated the hip injury and was in the hospital to treat an infection in that hip.

When he was released from the hospital this week USC indicated his status would be evaluated over the next four to six weeks.

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