Friday, October 31, 2008

Bruin Player Injury Report

By Bruin Basketball Report

As UCLA prepares for the 2008-09 regular season and an upcoming exhibition match-up on November 3rd against Cal Baptist, a few players have gotten banged up in practice.

Alfred Aboya sprained his right ankle and will miss practice today and Saturday. He is listed as probable for the exhibition game against Cal Baptist on Monday. The senior is expected to be the Bruins' starting center this season.

Junior forward Nikola Dragovic is still recovering from a cyst in his left foot, however, he did participate in 50% of practice on Friday and will practice on Saturday. As a result of his injury, he still needs practice time to improve his endurance and game conditioning. He is listed as doubtful for Monday's exhibition game.

Freshman guard Malcolm Lee has missed the last three practices but is expected to return to practice on Saturday. Coach Ben Howland feels Lee has a chance to play on Monday against Cal Baptist.

BBR Notes: UCLA is ranked No.4 in the AP preseason poll. North Carolina was voted unanimously No.1 in the ranking. Connecticut and Louisville followed the Tar Heels in the early voting by the writers.



At Oct 31, 2008, 11:46:00 AM, Anonymous Robwash said...

Why does Dragovic need to improve his "endurance and game conditioning". Even I could run up and down the court for four minutes. Uh, ok....maybe three.

At Oct 31, 2008, 4:35:00 PM, Anonymous KDL1984 said...

I don't know about anybody else, but it's getting more and more exciting waiting for the tip off to this year's season! I can't wait! It can't come soon enough! Prediction- UCLA only loses 4 games this year and makes it to another final four!
Ok. Ok. It's not like I'm going out on a limb here! Just excited!
On another note....Snaer- hurry up and complete this year's class already! Sheesh! Is it so hard to accept the UCLA offer and play for the #1 basketball school in the nation?! How hard of a decision is it anyway?! Hurry up and do it before Gaddy decommits from Washington!

At Nov 1, 2008, 4:40:00 AM, Anonymous BruinFan said...

Injury update:
First off, thanks BBR aka "THE Man"
Well, I'm not shakin in my boots...
for the "other teams": as long as Hansborough is out, means they might not get a #1 seed. I want to beat one of the best teams, so I hope he comes back tomorrow.
Snaer better jump on our tidal wave or he's missing out....
30 hours away fellas....
Party at Westwood Brew Co...6pm Mon. ask th bartender for BruinFan and say hi....
When our boys make the Final Four, I will be in Vegas....join me....


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