Kyle Prater sidelined with fractured foot

USC freshman wide receiver Kyle Prater suffered a foot fracture during an offseason workout this past week, according to USC’s RipsIt Blog.

The injury, which could require surgery to repair the break, might force Prater to miss most of spring practice, which begins March 22.

This serves as yet another setback for the Illinois native, who enrolled at USC in January 2010 before undergoing several injuries that forced him to redshirt and miss the entire season.

With the departure of senior wide receiver Ronald Johnson, the 6-foot-5 Prater is expected to compete for a starting spot opposite sophomore wideout Robert Woods. Sophomore Markeith Ambles, senior Brandon Carswell and incoming freshman George Farmer are expected to contend for a starting spot this fall as well.

The school says Prater is expected to make a full recovery.