Reese Dixon-Waters absent from Saturday’s game vs Washington

The USC Trojans topped Washington State by 10 on Thursday night, but they lost Joshua Morgan in the process and went into Saturday’s game already down one key player.

Then, Reese Dixon-Waters didn’t suit up for the Trojans on Saturday against the Washington Huskies, providing another tough injury blow to Andy Enfield’s team.

It was a little surprising to see Dixon-Waters not suit up, but he was seen on the bench in sweats prior to tipoff, and the Trojans’ already-thin bench got even thinner with the news.

The absence of Dixon-Waters forced other guys to step up, including Kobe Johnson and Tre White, who led USC in scoring on the night.

As it turns out, Enfield mentioned that Johnson was battling a sprained ankle, and he might not have played much if Dixon-Waters and Morgan were available.

The Trojans’ next few games figure to be challenging; the unpredictable Pac-12 always causes surprises.

When Enfield was asked about the status of both players after the game, he didn’t give a clear timetable for Morgan, although the update is positive for Dixon-Waters.

The Trojans next play on Thursday night against Oregon, and hopefully Dixon-Waters will be ready to go for that contest.

Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire