UCLA LBs Isaako Savaiinaea, Kenny Young both ‘questionable’ to play at Oregon State

UCLA linebacker Kenny Young (left) has joined the Bruins' long line of injured players. (Will Lester/Staff )

UCLA linebacker Kenny Young (left) has joined the Bruins’ long line of injured players. He is questionable to play at Oregon State on Saturday. (Will Lester/Staff )

UCLA inside linebackers Isaako Savaiinaea and Kenny Young are both questionable to play at Oregon State next Saturday, head coach Jim Mora said.

Savaiinaea hurt his ankle against Cal more than a week ago, and was on the sideline in street clothes during the Bruins’ 35-31 win over Colorado yesterday. Young left in the second quarter with what Mora called an upper body injury.

Without the pair unavailable, UCLA put true freshman Josh Woods in for his first career appearance. He pulled his hamstring after about 12 plays.

Mora also listed as questionable offensive tackle Kolton Miller (knee), receiver Devin Fuller (ankle), receiver Stephen Johnson III, defensive back Ishmael Adams, offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch, and cornerback Marcus Rios as questionable to play in Corvallis — but added that he doesn’t have a great “feel” for their status this early in the week.

  • EncinitasBruin

    Bummer on Josh Woods. I’d say keep him out rest of season and possibly retain the redshirt. Would rather the staff rest Savaiinaea and Young and have them 100% for WSU.

    • 88 Straight

      I think it is too late in the season to retain his redshirt. If he had played early in the year and was injured, that would be another story. It is a shame.

      • VB

        That’s not true. It’s not the point in the year that they played, it’s the amount of time/plays they have played.

        • Jack Wang

          NCAA rules for a medical hardship waiver state that the injury must also occur in the first half of the season. I imagine they can make an exception depending on the situation, but that’s what’s in the rulebook.

          • VB

            Well… f*ck

          • Laker Rod

            Dumb move by Mora. Mora should have just put Cameron Judge in first!

        • 88 Straight

          I hope you are right.

  • 88 Straight

    Wow, that is a HUGE list of injured players.

  • BruinInSeattle

    Remarkable what Mora and Co have done this year considering we have a true freshman quarterback and completely devastated defensive line. thank goodness for our O-line. this is becoming a transition year due to the injuries, a what might have been. One thing Mora has been very successful in is instilling a toughness and self-confidence in this team, that previously they lacked.