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UCLA Quarterback Out For Season After Knee Surgery

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince will miss the rest of the season after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, dealing another blow to the Bruins’ struggling passing game.

Prince had surgery Saturday to repair the meniscus in his knee, which has bothered him since last month’s upset win at Texas. A school spokesman said Prince also underwent a microfracture procedure to stimulate cartilage growth in his knee.

Prince missed two of the Bruins’ last three games before getting surgery. He has struggled throughout his sophomore season after missing nearly all of UCLA’s training camp with injuries, completing less than 45 percent of his passes for just 384 yards and three touchdowns with five interceptions.

Richard Brehaut, who started the Bruins’ blowout loss at Oregon on Thursday, is expected to take over for Prince. The sophomore has completed better than 57 percent of his throws for 348 yards, but no touchdown passes.

UCLA’s passing offense began the week ranked 118th out of 120 teams in the FBS.

The Bruins host No. 15 Arizona next weekend.

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