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UCLA football: Kevin Prince has surgery on broken jaw

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UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince underwent surgery to have his jaw wired shut Sunday night, a source familiar with the situation said.

Prince, a redshirt freshman, had his jaw fractured in two places after being hit by Tennessee’s Dennis Rogan near the end of UCLA's 19-15 victory over the Volunteers on Saturday. He will be out three to four weeks.

Prince was said to fine after the game, other than a cracked tooth and a laceration that required one stitch.

The source said that Prince complained of pain Sunday morning and was taken for X-rays, which showed the jaw broken in two places on the left side of his face. Prince was hit from the right by Rogan while running a naked bootleg with the Bruins already having victory in hand with a six-point lead and only 1 minute 41 seconds left.

The fractures were clean breaks, which will allow Prince to get back earlier. He could begin throwing and running in a limited capacity within one week, but he is certain to miss games against Kansas State and Stanford.

Richard Brehaut, a true freshman, is expected to play quarterback against Kansas State. UCLA's sports information department refused a request to interview Brehaut.

 -- Chris Foster

Chris.foster@latimes.com

Twitter.com/cfosterlatimes

Photo: UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince looks up into the stands during the Bruins' 19-15 road victory over Tennessee on Saturday. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

 
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