With UCLA about to prepare for a key Pac-12 matchup on the road against Utah, the Bruins will be without starting quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen, who is sidelined with a concussion, did not even make the trip to Salt Lake City for the game, according to reports. Previous reports suggested a hand injury suffered last week were to be the reason he would be sidelined, but Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times reported, via Twitter, a concussion was the mitigating factor.
Rosen was taken out of last week’s game against Washington with a hand injury. He was then held out of practices this week. Without Rosen, UCLA will likely move forward with Devin Modster getting first-team snaps with the offense. This season, Modster is 8-of-15 for 82 yards and a touchdown. Other backup options will include Matt Lynch and Austin Burton, both of whom made the trip for UCLA.
How long Rosen may miss remains unknown, but his absence will have an impact on UCLA’s offense just as it did a year ago.