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UCLA football: Tackle Simon Goines leaves practice with knee injury

August 15, 2013|By Chris Foster
  • UCLA left tackle Simon Goines, right, shown hugging teammate Johnathan Franklin last November, injured his right knee Thursday during a scrimmage.
UCLA left tackle Simon Goines, right, shown hugging teammate Johnathan… (Thearon W. Henderson / Getty…)

UCLA had a key player hobble off the field Thursday.

Starting left tackle Simon Goines injured his right knee during a live scrimmage while the Bruins working on short-yardage situations. Goines was helped off the field and later carted to the training room.

UCLA Coach Jim Mora said after practice that Goines suffered a hyperextended knee. Mora said that Goines was not scheduled to undergo an MRI or X-ray.

“It’s minor,” Mora said. “He’ll be all right.”

Redshirt freshman Connor McDermott stepped in for Goines at left tackle after he was injured.

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