USC has Jock Itch
If the injuries to key players and facing a tough early
schedule weren’t enough the Southern California
football team has been stricken with numerous cases of jock itch.
By Steve Patterson
New Shorts to Blame
from USC camp have 25% of players suffering from either jock itch or chafing
caused from new compression shorts the team is wearing. Pete Carroll recently
commented that he has never seen anything like it.
Two players last week were unable
to participate in practice due to the irritation. Tailback Joe McKnight and
wide receiver Tavon Patterson sat out on Wednesday at times unable to walk due
skin irritation in the groin.
Pete Carroll has the
Problem under Control
has responded by re-evaluating their equipment practices and use of the shorts
in question according to Pete Carroll.