Tuesday, October 27, 2009

UCLA's injuries continue to pile up

UCLA has been hit by the injury bug.


J'Mison Morgan has an injured left knee; Malcolm Lee has a concussion; Jerime Anderson re-injured a nagging groin injury; Brendan Lane rolled an ankle; Mike Moser just returned to practice after straining his back; James Keefe also returned to practice after injuring shoulder; even Tyler Honeycutt (back fracture) and Ben Howland (appendectomy) dealt with serious injuries over the summer.

Michael Roll is the latest Bruin to go down.
(photo credit: pe.com)

And now, Michael Roll, who is expected to start on the wing for the Bruins, is out after spraining his right ankle.

While nothing here seems to really be season-ending, this bigger issue is that it takes away from practice time. These kids aren't going to be getting into shape. They aren't going to be learning the system that Howland wants to run this season. Hell, with this many people out, being able to go 5-on-5 in practice is going to be tough.

Injuries are never easy to deal with, especially when they pile up like this. But if you are going to get hurt, dealing with it in October is much better than if it were to happen in March.

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