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UCLA football: Prince to have knee surgery; Brehaut takes over at quarterback [Updated]

October 21, 2010 |  5:40 pm

Princebrehaut Richard Brehaut will start at quarterback tonight for UCLA in place of Kevin Prince when the Bruins play against No. 1 Oregon at Autzen Stadium. Prince will be out indefinitely as he prepares to have arthroscopic surgery Saturday on his injured right knee.

UCLA officials said the knee would be 'cleaned out' as doctors try to determine the cause of pain and swelling that has kept the starter from playing in two of the last three games.

A timetable for his return will be determined after the surgery.

This will be Brehaut’s second start. He completed 12 of 23 passes for 128 yards in a 42-28 victory over Washington State on Oct. 2

Prince has practiced little in the last week, as he underwent two MRI exams to determine the cause of pain and swelling in his knee. He was injured against Texas on Sept. 25 and sat out the following week against Washington State. Prince started against California on Oct. 9, but was only 13 of 31 for 99 yards passing.

The Bruins concerns about the quarterback are such that walk-on Clayton Tunney traveled to Eugene. Darius Bell is the team’s only quarterback on scholarship other than Prince and Brehaut.

--Chris Foster

Photo: Bruins quarterbacks Richard Brehaut, left, and Kevin Prince confer on the sideline during a 35-7 loss at California. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times