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UCLA basketball: Two players recovering from concussions

October 24, 2011 |  5:44 pm


UCLA sophomore center Anthony Stover and junior forward De'End Parker are recovering from concussions sustained in practice last week.

Parker is expected to be sidelined at least a week after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head during an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday.

Stover should return to practice early this week after suffering his concussion Oct 17.

Parker and Stover aren't the first Bruins to sustain concussions recently. Freshman guard Norman Powell needed three staples to close a wound in his forehead after he was struck by an elbow during workouts. Powell has returned to practice.

--Ben Bolch

Photo: UCLA center Anthony Stover drives past Stanford forward Andrew Zimmerman for a layup in the first half of a game last winter. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times