Trojans receiver Ajene Harris suffers hamstring injury during practice

Ajene Harris
Ajene Harris has an injured hamstring.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

USC receiver Ajene Harris, who made his first start against Oregon State last weekend, injured a hamstring during practice Wednesday, making him questionable for Saturday’s game against Arizona State.

Harris, a freshman who played quarterback at Crenshaw High, caught three passes for 30 yards, including one for 21 yards, in the Trojans’ 35-10 victory over Oregon State. He also attempted a pass.

Coach Steve Sarkisian described Harris’ injury as a strained hamstring.

“Not ideal for a skilled athlete to do that, Sarkisian said, “so we’ll see how he responds. We’re hopeful we can get him back.”


If Harris cannot play, that would create an opportunity for redshirt freshman Steven Mitchell as the slot receiver.

The Trojans also could move Nelson Agholor to that spot.