The ankle injuries USC cornerback Josh Shaw suffered when rescuing his 7-year-old distressed nephew from a pool are the latest obstacles the Trojans captain will have to overcome.
Shaw, a fifth-year senior, played his first two seasons at Florida before the NCAA granted him a hardship waiver to return home, help his family and play at USC.
Shaw spoke at USC's student-athlete commencement ceremony in May about the challenging family circumstances that led him to leave Florida.
Shaw initially played safety for the Trojans in 2012 but moved to cornerback at midseason. He intercepted two passes.
Last season, Shaw started 11 games at cornerback and three at safety. He intercepted four passes.
Last week, Shaw was elected by teammates as one of six team captains.