Myles Jack, UCLA’s multitalented linebacker from Bellevue High School, was lost for the season after suffering a knee injury in practice Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES — Myles Jack, UCLA’s multitalented linebacker from Bellevue High School, was lost for the season after suffering a knee injury in practice Tuesday.
Jack, a junior, was injured near the end of practice during a noncontact drill. He tore a meniscus in the knee and underwent surgery.
Coach Jim Mora was subdued and to the point Wednesday, saying only, “Myles suffered a knee injury and had surgery last night and he’s out for the year.”
Asked about the injury, Mora, said, “It is a significant knee injury.”
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It was the latest bad news in what was building to a big season for the Bruins. They have lost three of their best defensive players for the season in three weeks.
Defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes suffered a knee injury in the opener. Cornerback Fabien Moreau broke a bone in his foot Saturday.
Jack, who was considered one of the top linebackers in the nation, will be the hardest loss to absorb. Besides playing linebacker, he was an effective running back in goal-line and short-yardage situations. The dual abilities earned him Pac-12 offensive and defensive freshman of the year honors in 2013.
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