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Football: Patrick Hall out for the year

LOS ANGELES -- USC defensive back Patrick Hall will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee later this month, he confirmed Thursday.

Hall, a redshirt freshman, suffered the injury on a fluke fall after an interception on the final play of a players-only summer throwing session two weeks ago. He immediately sensed he had torn the ligament, went to a doctor to validate his suspicions, then visited a university doctor Thursday to confirm the results of an earlier MRI exam and scheduled the surgery for June 30.

"I knew it was the ACL because of the swelling," Hall said Thursday. "I was hopeful it was just a tweak, but I knew it was the ACL."

He will miss the entire 2011 season.

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