UCLA linebacker Kenny Orjioke to undergo knee procedure

UCLA linebacker Kenny Orjioke will have a procedure on right knee on Tuesday, said head coach Jim Mora.

The junior was on crutches and had his right knee heavily wrapped. Initially thought to be a bruise, the severity of Orjioke’s injury is still uncertain pending further medical examination. He has eight tackles this season in reserve action, including one for loss.

“I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s just something minor,” Mora said. “Maybe he misses this game and he’s back next week.”

Starting offensive guard Alex Redmond (ankle) is still in a boot after spraining his ankle in the first half of UCLA’s win at Arizona State last Thursday, but Mora didn’t rule him out of playing against Utah this weekend.

“His position doesn’t require a tremendous amount of change of direction,” Mora said. “We’re just doing that as a precaution right now. … The way he ran off the field, you never would have known it, because he sprinted off the field.”

Defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa looked completely healthy on Tuesday after missing a significant part of the second half in Tempe. Freshman receiver Austin Roberts is out for the season after tearing his ACL this summer, but did some light work and didn’t have anything wrapped around his knee.