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UCLA football: QB Kevin Prince sits out practice

September 28, 2010 |  7:08 pm


UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince sat out practice Tuesday because an injured knee.

Prince, who has weathered numerous injuries the past two seasons, came up limping after sliding out of bounds in the second quarter Saturday against Texas. He immediately returned to the game and later scored on a 38-yard run.

Coach Rick Neuheisel said Sunday night that Prince was “fine.” On Tuesday, Neuheisel said there was nothing structurally wrong with Prince’s knee.

A decision on whether Prince can resume practice will be made Wednesday, but when asked whether Prince would be ready for Saturday, Neuheisel said, “I’m not sure.”

Prince tore a muscle in his back the second day of fall camp and missed nearly three weeks. He started the season opener against Kansas State, but labored through a 31-22 loss. He battled through a sore shoulder the following week and has been trying to regain his timing ever since.

Last season, Prince missed two games with a broken jaw. He also had a concussion and a separated shoulder.

Prince has struggled in the passing game this season, completing 29 of 63 passes for 285 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions.  But he has managed the Bruins' “pistol” offense well and has gained 142 yards rushing, scoring two touchdowns.

Richard Brehaut ran the first-team offense during Tuesday’s practice.

--Chris Foster