Reeves Nelson Has Corneal Abrasion
By Bruin Basketball Report
UCLA freshman forward Reeves Nelson, who was poked in the eye in the second half of the Bruins' 73-61 loss to No. 1 Kansas on Sunday afternoon, was taken immediately after the game to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Reeves has a corneal abrasion and some swelling in his right eye. He will miss three to four days and will be revaluated after the swelling goes down.
UCLA's medical staff is optimistic he will be available to play when the Bruins face Mississippi State in the John R. Wooden Classic on Dec. 12 at Honda Center.
Nelson had to leave late in the game on Sunday with his eye injury. He scored 9 points and grabbed 9 rebounds against Kansas.