Anthony Barr still sidelined

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.

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  • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

    So, for any medical doctors out there: If Barr has a full-blown concussion, what’s the recovery time? Possible for him to return after the bye week in time for Neb on Sept 14 (which will be nearly four weeks after the episode)?