UCLA football: Richard Brehaut suffers fractured ankle
UCLA quarterback Richard Brehaut left Saturday’s game with a fractured ankle, which he sustained when he was tackled at the end of a five-yard run against Washington State.
“It was the weight of someone else’s body,” Brehaut said. “It wasn’t anything twisted.”
Brehaut hobbled off the field and was carted to the locker room for X-rays.
“It’s tough,” Brehaut said. “I was kind of establishing myself as the quarterback and then for something like this to happen.”
But, he said, “Everything happens for a reason. Hopefully I can be back in time and can play again this season. I don’t know exactly a timetable, but I’m hopeful that I can be back.”
Brehaut watched the remainder of the game while standing on crutches. Kevin Prince, his replacement, led the Bruins to two fourth-quarter touchdowns in a 28-25 victory.
“Obviously it’s not as bad when Kevin steps up like he did and plays the way he did,” Brehaut said. “I’m proud as [heck] of him.”
UCLA also lost cornerback Jamie Graham and wide receiver Shaquelle Evans to injuries. Graham injured his left knee in the first quarter and will have an MRI exam to determine the damage. Evans, who scored the go-ahead touchdown, suffered what UCLA officials called a “head” injury, a likely concussion.
Photo: UCLA quarterback Richard Brehaut tries to leap over Washington State defender Damante Horton during a five-yard run in the second quarter Saturday at the Rose Bowl. Brehaut would fracture his ankle on the play. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times