When Brett Hundley accidentally whacked his right hand against a helmet two weeks ago, his finger swelled up so much that he couldn’t finish out the end of UCLA’s 31-10 loss to Stanford.
On Friday morning, after the Bruins held their first formal practice since that regular-season finale, one of the first questions the quarterback faced was: “So can we see the finger?” Hundley smiled and held up both his hands. No one could pick out the damaged digit.
So no, it shouldn’t keep him out of the Alamo Bowl against Kansas State on Jan. 2, which will be his last game in a UCLA uniform.
“It’s coming along,” Hundley said of the finger. “It still has some time that it needs to heal, but at the same time, we have have time until the bowl game starts. I’m still out there, able to throw it and stuff like that. But it still needs to heal fully.”
Hundley also expressed surprise at the recent headlines about his decision to go pro after this season. He had already stated back in January that his junior season would be his last back, shortly after announcing his decision to bypass the 2014 NFL draft.
“It’s like such a big deal,” he said. “I thought we’d gone over this.”