Joe Jenkins

USC's Josh Shaw Out Indefinitely With Two Ankle Sprains

Created on Aug. 26, 2014 8:28 AM EST

When we hear about a college kid suffering an injury from jumping from a balcony, the first inclination is to believe some sort of dunken debauchery was involved. Not the case with USC corner Josh Shaw, who will be out indefinitely after spraining both ankles while jumping to save his nephew from drowning in a pool on Saturday, Aug. 26, according to

Shaw was attending a family function over the weekend when he saw his 7-year-old nephew struggling to stay above water in a nearby pool. Shaw then jumped from the second-story balcony and crawled into the pool to save his nephew, reported. 

The senior defensive back was expected to be a key contributor on the Trojans defense in 2014. As a junior, Shaw tallied 67 tackles and 4 interceptions. 

Shaw sustained two high ankle sprains and as is the custom at USC, no timetable has been given on his return; only that he'll be out indefinitely. 

Shaw had a very eventful day on Saturday. Prior to saving his nephew's life, the Palmdale, Calif. native was named a team captain for the Trojans. 

USC opens its season on Saturday at home against Fresno State. 

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