USC's Dedmon injured in unofficial practice

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California forward Dewayne Dedmon broke his right hand above the knuckle of his index finger during an unofficial practice and his finger will be immobilized for 2-to-3 weeks.

Coach Kevin O'Neill said Wednesday that Dedmon got hurt the day before. On Thursday he will be fitted with a cast, which will allow him to practice defensive and non-contact drills. The Trojans begin official practice on Friday.

Dedmon, a 7-foot sophomore, transferred to USC from Antelope Valley (Calif.) College in January. He has three years of eligibility left.