Carter Is Ruled Out for Season
UCLA tight end Keith Carter suffered another setback Thursday after months of rehabilitation following an April motorcycle accident. His right hip hasn’t recovered as well as he’d hoped and the redshirt sophomore will not play this season.
Bruin Coach Karl Dorrell said results of a CT scan taken Wednesday showed a diminished blood flow in the area and that Carter would need more surgery to correct that. He had surgery on the dislocated hip after the accident.
“He’s going to need another procedure, hopefully to stimulate some more growth in that area,” Dorrell said. “This will give him an opportunity to get back and get ready to go, possibly next year.”
Carter was activated in early October but has not played this season.
Known for his blocking, Carter started three games last year and had five receptions for 33 yards.
Because Carter has already used his redshirt year, he will have to wait until after his senior year to petition the NCAA for an extra year of eligibility.
Misdemeanor charges were filed against reserve linebacker Xavier Burgess after his arrest by university police Monday night for threatening a campus parking attendant in two incidents.
The Los Angeles city attorney’s office filed two counts of criminal threat, one count of battery and two counts of disturbing the peace. According to spokesman Frank Mateljian, Burgess could receive a maximum sentence of three years in jail if convicted on all charges. Mateljian said the incident grew out of a dispute over parking.
Burgess is to appear for arraignment Nov. 17 at Los Angeles Airport Courthouse.
Reserve quarterback John Sciarra’s court case, scheduled for a pre-trial conference Thursday, was continued until Dec. 4. Sciarra was arrested in Newport Beach last summer on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct-public intoxication and giving false information to a police officer.
Either Asi Faoa or C.J. Niusulu will start in Rodney Leisle’s place at defensive tackle. Faoa has been nursing a sprained left ankle since the Washington game but Dorrell said a decision would be made at game time. Leisle is out with a sprained left ankle but the swelling subsided Thursday.... Defensive end Mat Ball and cornerback Matt Clark are expected to play after suffering minor injuries during Wednesday’s practice.... Dorrell and his family were to return to their Stevenson Ranch home, which was spared by the nearby Simi Valley fire. They stayed at a Westwood hotel the last two days.
Times staff writer Mike DiGiovanna contributed to this report.