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UCLA football: Cornerback Andrew Abbott injured in practice

December 28, 2011 |  1:02 pm

Cornerback Andrew Abbott, one of UCLA’s top defensive players, left practice with an injured right foot Wednesday.

“I think he will be fine,” UCLA interim coach Mike Johnson said. “I’ll know more after he gets treatment.”

Abbott was the Bruins' third cornerback this year and was used extensively in pass defense packages. He has a team-high four interceptions.

UCLA is already without four defensive starters for Saturday’s bowl game against Illinois: linebacker Patrick Larimore (thumb surgery), linebacker Sean Westgate (concussion), safety Dietrich Riley (neck injury) and safety Tony Dye (academically ineligible).

Randall Carroll, a converted wide receiver, and Anthony Jefferson, who has spent the season recovering from back surgery, would be available to fill Abbott’s spot.


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Photo: UCLA cornerback Andrew Abbott intercepts a pass intended for Arizona wide receiver David Roberts. Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images