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UCLA's Kevin Prince out at least three weeks with a broken jaw

September 13, 2009 |  2:03 pm


UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince, who led the Bruins to an upset of Tennessee on Saturday, will be out at least three weeks because of a broken jaw, UCLA announced Sunday in a news release.

Prince was injured late in the 19-15 win at Tennessee when he was hit on a third-down play in the Bruins’ end zone. He returned only to kneel on the final two snaps of the win.

Prince had x-rays Sunday morning that confirmed the fracture on the right side of his jaw. His jaw will be wired shut to assist with the healing process.

“This is a tough blow for Kevin and for our football team,” Bruins Coach Rick Neuheisel said in the news release. “We hope Kevin recovers quickly but we have other talented quarterbacks in our program. We have confidence in all of our quarterbacks and we will get them ready to lead us against Kansas State this Saturday.”

-- Houston Mitchell