Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Nelson Hyperextends Knee, Honeycutt Returns To Practice

By Bruin Basketball Report

A 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.


At Dec 2, 2009, 11:34:00 AM, Anonymous BZ said...

WHAT! What the hell is going on!

At Dec 2, 2009, 12:38:00 PM, Anonymous wufler said...

this is God punishing me for my sins haha

At Dec 3, 2009, 3:03:00 AM, Anonymous ReactionOC said...

Nice article about Reeves in today's OC Register...Even a quote from the quitter.

At Dec 3, 2009, 5:28:00 AM, Anonymous bruin66 said...

We were in shock in 1965-66 after the first two championships - 18-8 felt terrible. The frosh (Kareem!) beat the varsity... moral: keep the faith.

At Dec 3, 2009, 7:56:00 AM, Anonymous UCLA vs. Kansas - Men's Basketball said...

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At Dec 3, 2009, 8:34:00 AM, Anonymous Jammer said...

Pray we stay within 40 of Kansas. Its going to be ugly!

At Dec 3, 2009, 8:47:00 AM, Anonymous Jammer said...

Let's hope Nelso is okay to play or the game against Kansas will be over in the first 3 minutes.

At Dec 4, 2009, 5:58:00 AM, Anonymous Matt Kim said...

As this is UCLA, I wouldn't be surprise if they upset Kansas this weekend and then lose by 60 points to New Mexico State the next.

At Dec 4, 2009, 6:54:00 AM, Anonymous thomas jackson said...

Man, you can hang it up!! KU by at least 35, you can bank on it!!!

At Dec 4, 2009, 2:42:00 PM, Anonymous pjzabruin said...

It's going to be a long season.
I think we need to switch to a big line-up, as the team has shown it is NOT quick.
Start Bobo at Center, Nelson at PF, and Drago at SF. Rotate Keefe and the frosh in at PF, rotate Moser in at SF. Start Lee and Andersen at guard, and rotate in Roll as 3rd guard.
You can't coach size, but you can use it. The boys aren't out-quicking anyone, so maybe using size as a weapon would help.


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