Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
LOS ANGELES -- USC's All-American linebacker Brian Cushing, who's already nursing a wrist injury that requires a protective cast, left practice Tuesday with a bruised hip.
Defensive end Kyle Moore also missed action with back spasms.
Coach Pete Carroll said he doesn't expect the injuries to keep either player from starting against No. 5 Ohio State on Saturday.
"It doesn't look like it," Carroll said.
Cushing apparently took a knee to his hip early in practice.
Receiver Vidal Hazelton, who's nursing a sprained ankle, participated in some drills and could be ready by Saturday.
"He did pretty well today," Carroll said. "We'll see."
Carroll upon learning that Ohio State All-American RB Chris Wells had been cleared to play: "It's good for them. He's a great player. I'm sure it pumps them up and gives them a good boost going into the game."
The defense beat the offense on Competition Tuesday, Ohio State week addition.
Carroll on the improved play of his WRs, who were merely talented underachievers last year: "They've just grown up. They're more mature about playing in a game. They're more comfortable. Their batting average on their assignments is way, way higher than it was ... We're way different than a year ago ... I guess it was too much to ask of the young guys last year -- they couldn't emerge fast enough."