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Josh Shaw is back in practice with No. 24 USC, but his role vs UCLA is uncertain

  • Southern California defensive back Josh Shaw (6) takes part in football team practice on the campus in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. USC has reinstated Shaw, who had been suspended since he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles in a preseason fall. . (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Southern California defensive back Josh Shaw (6) takes part in football team practice on the campus in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. USC has reinstated Shaw, who had been suspended since he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles in a preseason fall. . (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

  • Southern California defensive back Josh Shaw (6) takes part in football team practice with an unidentified member of the practice squad on the campus in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. USC has reinstated Shaw, who had been suspended since he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles in a preseason fall. USC announced Shaw's reinstatement Tuesday night, but coach Steve Sarkisian hasn't decided whether the senior will play against No. 11 UCLA on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Southern California defensive back Josh Shaw (6) takes part in football team practice with an unidentified member of the practice squad on the campus in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. USC has reinstated Shaw, who had been suspended since he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles in a preseason fall. USC announced Shaw's reinstatement Tuesday night, but coach Steve Sarkisian hasn't decided whether the senior will play against No. 11 UCLA on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

  • Southern California defensive back Josh Shaw (6) takes part in football team practice with an unidentified member of the practice squad on the campus in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. USC has reinstated Shaw, who had been suspended since he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles in a preseason fall.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Southern California defensive back Josh Shaw (6) takes part in football team practice with an unidentified member of the practice squad on the campus in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. USC has reinstated Shaw, who had been suspended since he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles in a preseason fall. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox tried to downplay it as a typical Wednesday morning practice at No. 24 Southern California, only with "more people on the sideline," but the return of defensive back Josh Shaw from suspension made it anything but.

Shaw worked at cornerback and on special teams after being reinstated Tuesday night following investigations by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and the university. The senior missed the first 10 games of the season after lying about how he sprained both of his ankles in a fall days before the Trojans' season opener.

Shaw moved well Wednesday and showed no apparent effects from the injuries, but how much Shaw might play against No. 11 UCLA on Saturday, if he plays at all, is still unclear.