UCLA football: CB Anthony Jefferson could return in October
UCLA cornerback Anthony Jefferson, who underwent back surgery Monday, could return in time for the Oct. 1 game against Stanford, according to a person familiar with the situation but who is not authorized to talk about injuries.
Jefferson, a redshirt freshman, was suffering from back pain caused by a herniated disk. He is expected to begin rehabilitation in two weeks and will miss at least the first month of the season.
The Bruins are thin at cornerback, with Andrew Abbott being the only scholarship player with game experience behind starters Aaron Hester and Sheldon Price. Brandon Sermons, a redshirt freshman who missed last season with a broken leg, is behind Abbott on the depth chart.
Jefferson played three games last season before suffering a broken foot. He was able to use his redshirt season.
-- Chris Foster