Linebacker Anthony Barr returned to practice Thursday afternoon, but did not participate two days after suffering an undisclosed head injury. The All-American wore a jersey, wearing shorts without full pads or cleats. He walked to the locker room midway through the session, returning to the field in less than an hour.
After colliding with a teammate Tuesday night, Barr was led to the sideline by a trainer. He vomited on the turf before being taken out of the facility. He was not present at UCLA’s Wednesday practice.
Head coach Jim Mora did not give a timeline for Barr’s full return.
– Senior defensive end Cassius Marsh missed practice Thursday with the flu.
– Despite the missing players, Mora thought the team was much healthier than when it finished fall camp in San Bernardino a year ago. He credited strength coach Sal Alosi for the change, saying that the players were all “bigger, faster, stronger.”
– Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs rolled up to Spaulding Field in a black Maybach. His entourage trailed behind in a black Cadillac Escalade. His son, Justin Combs, is a redshirt freshman cornerback.