Armond Armstead released from hospital

After being admitted to USC University Hospital March 3 for an undisclosed illness, senior defensive end Armond Armstead was released from the hospital on Tuesday, according to a release issued by the school.

“I’m very happy to report that Armond was released from the hospital today,” said USC coach Lane Kiffin. “He is back with us, but he will not resume conditioning workouts until the results of all his medical tests are completed. The doctors and staff at USC University Hospital and our team doctors and athletic trainers have been exceptional and I want to thank them for that.”

He will not, however, participate in the team’s offseason conditioning workouts until the results from his tests are made known.

“My family and I want to thank everybody for their thoughts and prayers,” Armstead said. “I heard from so many people and I really appreciate their support. I also want to thank the USC doctors for their great medical care. These past few days, I really experienced the power of the Trojan Family.”

Armstead, who finished with 43 tackles and three sacks last season, will begin attending class this week.

“I feel good, my spirits are up,” Armstead said, “I’m ready to go back to class.

USC begins spring practice March 22.