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UCLA players are wounded, some are barely walking after loss to Memphis

UCLA players are wounded, some are barely walking after loss to Memphis

Jim Mora spent about half of his interview session with reporters Monday providing injury updates, never a good sign given the UCLA coach’s policy of addressing only significant injuries once the season has started.

Tailback Nate Starks could miss the rest of the season because of damage he sustained to the medial collateral ligament in his knee against Memphis on Saturday, Mora said. Starks carried the ball three times before leaving the game and watching the second half of the Bruins’ 48-45 loss on crutches.

There was more encouraging news regarding defensive end Jaelan Phillips, whose right ankle was in a walking boot after...

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