Offensive guard Alberto Cid to take medical retirement

UCLA offensive guard Alberto Cid will likely take a medical retirement after suffering multiple concussions. The rising senior and former Citrus College transfer has missed nearly all of spring camp, and Tweeted yesterday that he thinks his career is over.

Cid started seven games in two seasons with the Bruins, including December’s Holiday Bowl loss to Baylor. He was listed as a starter at the beginning of spring before being sidelined.

“We’ve had discussions. As of last night, he was sitting down with his family and discussing where they wanted to go,” head coach Jim Mora said today. “I haven’t talked to him yet this morning. If that’s what he tweeted, and it’s the official Alberto Cid Twitter page, I guess I’ll address it on Saturday when I talk to him.”

» Rising sophomore linebacker Kenny Orjioke stood out to Mora as one player who has stood out over the latter half of spring camp.

“He’s still 17 years old,” Mora said. “He’s still maturing, but you’re starting to see it. … All of a sudden, he looks like an outside linebacker who can play and help you win at this level. We’re hoping he keeps developing.” Continue reading

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