UCLA links: Bruins restart bowl prep while still evaluating Josh Rosen’s status

UCLA interim coach Jedd Fisch, left, talks to quarterback Josh Rosen in a game against Oregon on Oct. 21 at the Rose Bowl.
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jedd Fisch expects Josh Rosen to play in the Cactus Bowl on Dec. 26, but the interim head coach said Monday the coaching and medical staffs are still assessing the star quarterback’s availability.

Rosen was injured late in the first half against Cal and missed the entire second half. He has since returned to practice and will take all the starter’s reps this wee. He still must get cleared for contact by the medical staff, Fisch said.

The Bruins returned to practice Monday after a nearly two-week break due to wildfires and finals. With about a little more than one week left until the bowl, Fisch is calling the final stretch of the season “Championship Week.”

More on UCLA’s bowl-game prep, Rosen and NFL paperwork for draft-eligible juniors.

Other links:

  • Former Bruin Takkarist McKinley was the subject of an ESPN feature before the Atlanta Falcons played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. McKinley’s Falcons won 24-21 and the defensive end also recorded a sack.

  • Sandy Underpants

    I thought Josh was out for the season with a severe papercut injury he received while accepting his QB all-Pac-12 all-star award.

    • Ed Garrett

      not sure wear u r getting it infirmation but ur wrong, tuff to get a paper cut on his vulva wareing a foot ball players uni form, smdh!

    • 88 Straight

      I hope you get that yeast infection cleared up, Sandy. It must be uncomfortable for you.

  • PVBruin17

    Hate to say it, but there is little reason for Josh to risk re-aggravating his injury by playing this game. I anticipate he won’t.