Josh Rosen has played his final snap of the year.
The sophomore quarterback did not make the trip to Colorado for the Bruins' game Thursday night, missing his third consecutive game due to the shoulder injury he suffered Oct. 8 at Arizona State. Rosen had been experiencing nerve weakness in his right throwing shoulder and head coach Jim Mora told reporters recently, "What happens is the nerve has to start firing again ... the question is, when does it fire again?"
Rosen was present at only the first practice leading up to the Colorado game, but didn't appear too comfortable attempting to throw.
UCLA (3-5) has gone with former walk-on Mike Fafaul behind center in Rosen's absence, with true freshmen Devon Modster, Matt Lynch and Dymond Lee all making the trip to Colorado as well. Fafaul has thrown for eight touchdowns but also eight interceptions over the last three games since Rosen has been sidelined, including a 464-yard, 70-attempt performance against Utah in the previous game.
Rosen had completed 59 percent of his pass attempts for 1,915 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions in six games. He passed for a season-high 400 yards in the loss to the Sun Devils despite missing a few series while dealing with a lower body injury and then the shoulder issue.