UCLA sophomore quarterback Kevin Prince is out for the rest of the season after arthroscopic surgery on Saturday to determine the extent of a torn meniscus in his right knee, likely injured during the second quarter of the Bruins’ 34-12 win over Texas in Week 4.
In addition to the repair of the meniscus, doctors performed microfracture surgery to stimulate the growth of new cartilage on the former Crespi quarterback.
Prince, who has dealt with numerous injuries in his two seasons as starting quarterback, missed the Bruins’ 60-13 loss at No. 1 Oregon on Thursday, as well as the team’s 42-28 win over Washington State in Week 5.
Backup sophomore Richard Brehaut took over in both and, and against the Ducks, completed 16-of-23 passes for 159 yards and an interception, particularly costly, as it came as the Bruins were driving toward the red zone on the first drive.
“We moved the ball great all day long, but when it came down to stick it in red zone or finish a drive out, we couldn’t find ways,” Brehaut said. “We have to go in and watch that film and we have to figure out why we can’t do that.”
An MRI on Saturday confirmed middle linebacker Patrick Larimore’s dislocated left shoulder, separated during the second series against Oregon.
A UCLA official said that Larimore would likely be sidelined for three weeks for “rest and rehab.”