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UCLA QB Brett Hundley hurt, to miss 3-4 weeks

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Is there anybody who actually wants the UCLA quarterback job?

In his presser during Pac-12 Media Day, Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel said that freshman quarterback Brett Hundley will undergo knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus that he injured while playing basketball.

Hundley is expected to miss a month, at most.

Hopefully, we’ll have him for the second half of camp,” Neuheisel said. “I’m excited about the work he has put in thus far.”

With 2010 starter (when healthy, so not often) Kevin Prince sidelined during the spring as he recovered from knee surgery, Hundley received a good dose of reps at the quarterback position. During UCLA’s spring game, Hundley went 7-of-13 for 57 yards and a touchdown.

But regardless who takes the snaps for the Bruins in preseason camp — Hundley, Prince or junior Richard Brehaut — Neuheisel acknowledged he’ll need to get more production out of the quarterback position once the season starts.

“We have to get better play from the quarterback position,” Neuheisel said. “By that, I mean more consistent, with fewer turnovers.”

If the Bruins can’t accomplish that, it could mean another long season for Neuheisel, who knows the pressure is on him to win.

“In this business, we all are on the hot season; it’s the nature of the beast,” Neuheisel said. “… There’s reason for optimism.”

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2 Responses to “UCLA QB Brett Hundley hurt, to miss 3-4 weeks”
  1. dkhhuey says: Jul 26, 2011 4:27 PM

    Seems like a recurring theme when it comes to the health of Bruin QBs during preseason…

  2. thekatman says: Jul 26, 2011 7:16 PM

    If you’ve ever had a meniscus arthroscopic surgery, missing 3 – 4 weeks of Fall Camp is wishful thinking. He won’t have confidence on that knee for 6 weeks at least. The faster Neuheisal tries to ready him up for the backup role, the longer it’ll take to heal up.

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