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UCLA football: Bruins limit player injury reports

October 1, 2011 | 10:17 pm


UCLA, which has struggled on the field this season, decided to change its media policy regarding injured players.

The policy shift followed a week in which Coach Rick Neuheisel became angry about player injuries being reported in the media.

Injured players were placed off-limits to the media. Neuheisel will give injury reports only on Mondays and Thursdays.

Neuheisel said this week that he expected cornerback Sheldon Price (knee injury), safety Dalton Hilliard (shoulder injury) and safety Alex Mascarenas (concussion) to play and that it would be a “game time decision.”

None of the players made the trip to Stanford.

“We decided to amend and formalize our injury policy to streamline the injury reporting process,” UCLA spokesman Nick Ammazzalorso said. “The new policy draws its principles from similar policies at [Football Bowl Subdivision] institutions as well as several professional sports leagues.”

-- Chris Foster

Photo: Bruins cornerback Sheldon Price hits the turf after nearly making an interception against Oregon State last week. Credit: Jim Z. Rider / US Presswire