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UCLA OL Simon Goines has surgery on leg

Brett Hundley, Greg McMullen, Simon Goines AP

UCLA’s injury woes continued over the weekend as offensive lineman Simon Goines underwent surgery on a broken bone in his right leg.

The true sophomore started the Bruins’ first five games at left tackle before getting hurt. He returned against Arizona State this past Saturday but had to be helped off the field in the second quarter.

Wide receivers Grayson Mazzone and Darren Andrews are also out for the season after getting hurt against the Sun Devils.

Injuries to the offensive line have been a big problem for UCLA this fall. Right tackle Torian White is also out for the year, which means the Bruins have been forced to start three true freshman in their front five. It’s no wonder that quarterback Brett Hundley has been sacked a Pac-12-high 2.91 times per game this year.

And it won’t get any easier with USC’s tough front seven next up on the schedule.

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2 Responses to “UCLA OL Simon Goines has surgery on leg”
  1. Anoesis says: Nov 25, 2013 2:16 AM

    Despite Jim Mora’s boasting that the college football landscape has changed in SoCal, I’m reminded of years past when it was mighty USC against the “gutty little Bruins.” Sounds like on Saturday it might be that way again.

  2. jkaflagg says: Nov 25, 2013 2:51 AM

    The talking heads still rant and bray hysterically about how a team with the likes of Hundley, Jack, Evans etc. can possibly lose, but people who know the game understand that it is still won and lost in the trenches, and this was never more evident than Saturday night against ASU. Mora and his staff have dramaticallyt upgraded the talent level on the Bruins OL and DL, but inexperience and injury has slowed the process; hopefully, as these players mature and stay healthy, the team will begin to compete more consistently against the top teams of the Pac 12.

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