USC running back Justin Davis hopped around behind the line of scrimmage during Sunday’s practice, but he was just a spectator.
He was wearing a practice jersey, but no pads. His sprained ankle was not encased in a boot, but he was in shorts. He did not bring a helmet.
Davis’ high ankle sprain has improved. Two weeks ago, he did not attend practice. Last week, he showed up hobbling around in a walking boot. This time, he could shift weight and move around on the injured limb, but he remained far from game ready four days before the Trojans’ Thursday night date with California.
“He is 50/50 at best for this game,” USC...