Nelson out for UA/ASU

Despite being medically cleared for UCLA’s games this weekend against Arizona and Arizona State, UCLA freshman forward Reeves Nelson won’t play in either game.

A UCLA spokesman said that it was a mutual decision between Nelson and head coach Ben Howland to not play. His status for the Pac-10 Tournament is undecided.

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  • trueblue

    This is very worrisome. Are there any details on the reasons behind this decision?

  • Anonymous

    No point risking the kid’s career. These games only affect seeding in the pac-10 tournament.

  • Blue Bruin

    Is this a medical issue–just being cautious?–or something else?

  • Anon

    According to the LA Times story, he has a family history of detached retinas that they did not realize previously (his grandmother). In this case, the risk of re-injury is higher. That led everyone to decide to be more cautious with the injury.