Pac-12: UCLA Bruins Lose Linebacker Myles Jack For The Season


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The road for the UCLA Bruins in 2015 is beginning to get a little bumpy. After a promising 3-0 start and a possible game saving interception from Linebacker Myles Jack last weekend against BYU, the Bruins will now lose one of their most talented players to a knee injury. The loss is for the rest of the year, a big blow for a team looking to get to the College Football Playoff.

According to CBS Sports, Jack was injured in practice late on Tuesday and underwent surgery late on Tuesday night. He joins two other members of Tom Bradley’s Defense lost for the season with Tackle Eddie Vanderdoes(torn ACL) and Cornerback Fabian Moreau(lisfranc/foot injury). Bradley spoke on Wednesday via concerning his Defense and the loss of Jack, “We’re going the next man up. That’s our philosophy. We’re going to develop and we’ve had some guys playing.  I know the guys are going to come in there excited for the opportunity.”

Jack had fifteen tackles on the season and an interception against BYU as they were working their way down the field for what could have been a game winning field goal. His interception sealed the win for UCLA 24-23 over Brigham Young last weekend. The Bruins will have to get through a tough Pac-12 schedule that begins with a trip to undefeated and 3-0 Arizona who rewrote the record book last weekend with a blowout win over Northern Arizona that saw the Wildcats put 77 points on the board and rack up close to eight-hundred yards of Offense.

The Bruins travel to take on Arizona at 5pm Pacific Time Saturday on ABC.

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