Friday, January 13, 2006

Mata Out For 8 Weeks With Fractured Leg

Sophomore center Lorenzo Mata suffered a fractured right tibia Thursday night in a collision with teammate Jordan Farmar late in the second half of UCLA's victory over Washington State.

An MRI taken late Thursday night following the game confirmed the latest bad news to stike an injury-decimated Bruin team, who at this rate might be challenging the convention that it takes five healthy players to win basketball games.

According to UCLA coach Ben Howland, Mata will be out for approximately eight weeks, which would pit the sophomore's return around mid-March during the NCAA Tournament. Daily Bruin


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