Nelson Hyperextends Knee, Honeycutt Returns To Practice
By Bruin Basketball ReportA rough week just became more tumultuous in Westwood.
Freshman post man Reeves Nelson hyperextended his right knee and was unable to finish practice yesterday, the UCLA Athletic department announced today.
He had an MRI late Tuesday night and the results were negative.
Nelson did not practice today and will miss tomorrow's practice as well. He is slated to return to practice on Friday, Dec. 4, two days before UCLA hosts No. 1 Kansas as part of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.
Nelson was slated to start his first collegiate game this weekend with the departure of sophomore Drew Gordon. The freshman is averaging 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in just 14.8 minutes a game.
One bright note for UCLA, freshman forward Tyler Honeycutt returned to practice yesterday for the first time since Nov. 7 when an MRI confirmed he had a stress reaction in his right tibia.
Honeycutt practiced for 30 minutes on Tuesday with full contact and for 45 minutes today.
Coach Howland's plan is to increase Honeycutt's practice time by 15 minutes each day until Saturday when he will go for an hour and a half.
Honeycutt should be available to play for the Bruins against Kansas. He has missed the first six games of the 2009-10 season.