PROVO, UT – SEPTEMBER 14 : Kedon Slovis #9 of the USC Trojans throws a pass against the BYU Cougars during their game at LaVell Edwards Stadium on September 14, in Provo, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)USC QB Kedon Slovis suffered a concussion versus Utah on Sep. 20. The concussion prevented Slovis from playing in last week’s game.The Trojans struggled without him in a 28-14 loss to Washington.According to a report on Tuesday though, Slovis has returned to practice. But the true freshman is being withheld from any contact.USC freshman QB Kedon Slovis was cleared for non-contact practice yesterday. He said his concussion symptoms lasted through the team’s trip to Seattle.— Ryan Kartje (@Ryan_Kartje) October 2, 2019 It’s unclear as to when Slovis will be fully cleared. But it’s a good sign that he’s back at practice and taking reps, even if they’re non-contact.The timing of Slovis’ return can’t be understated. This is USC’s bye week which allows the young QB extra time to heal and get back into game shape. A big time game approaches following the bye week.On Oct. 12, the Trojans face ninth-ranked Notre Dame. Prior to Slovis’ injury and USC’s loss to Washington, the game was setting up to be one of the best this season. Now, the contest doesn’t garner as much attention.But the Trojans want to make a statement. Not to mention, Clay Helton’s seat is burning hot right now.The program has constantly underachieved during his time as head coach. If Slovis is available against the Fighting Irish, USC has the talent to make it a competitive game.Stay tuned for further updates on Slovis and the Trojans.