UCLA head coach Ben Howland said junior guard Malcolm Lee with what’s being described as a cartilage tear in his left knee, suffered at the end of the Washington State game.
He had the MRI in Spokane, and when he arrived, doctors ordered a second one. The instrumentation was much more powerful here. It provides a much clearer picture. Bottom line is he has a small tear of the cartilage. That’s why he had some mild swelling; the swelling has since dissipated. He should be good to go. He’s not going to practice today.”
“The key to is it we’ve been assured he’s not in any danger of injuring it worse. This kind of thing has happened mutliple times.”
In other news, Tyler Lamb has strep throat but is expected to practice – doctors need to determine if it’s contagious – and Jerime Anderson is battling an undetermined sickness.