USC QB Cody Kessler misses part of practice to have procedure on toe; should play vs Stanford

Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler has missed part of practice to undergo a procedure on one of his toes.

Kessler says he'll be fine to play when the 14th-ranked Trojans (1-0) visit No. 13 Stanford (1-0) on Saturday.

Coach Steve Sarkisian says Kessler was bothered by a toe injury throughout USC's 52-13 victory over Fresno State last weekend. Kessler was named the Pac-12's offensive player of the week after passing for a career-best 394 yards with four touchdown passes and another rushing score.

Sarkisian says Kessler couldn't get the unspecified procedure done on his toe until Tuesday morning.

Backup Max Browne ran the Trojans' first-team offense at practice in Kessler's absence.

Kessler is beginning his second season as USC's starting quarterback. He started all 14 games last season.