The prognosis for UCLA starting center Jake Brendel’s knee injury is positive. The third-year starter strained his MCL late in Monday’s practice, but head coach Jim Mora estimated it will only keep him out a few days.
If Brendel is to meet that timeline, he appears to have some quick healing to do.
He was in attendance on Tuesday wearing a bulky brace on his left knee. He walked with a severe limp and was able to only slightly bend the knee.
“He’s not OK, but he’s going to be,” Mora said. “He’ll be out a few days. It’s an MCL. It’s pretty moderate. There’s a lot of guys that are out… but it’s really just the customary bumps and bruises you get 10 days into training camp. We’re relatively healthy.”