Wednesday's Notes; Carter Out

The UCLA football team got a considerable blow Wednesday on the news about Raymond Carter. The team put on the shoulder pads for the first time, but that still doesn't satisfy the urge to hit. Head Coach Karl Dorrell talks about how the defense looks, and how the offense is matching up against them early in practice...

UCLA received a big blow when it was learned Wednesday night that freshman running back Raymond Carter has torn the ACL in his right knee, according to UCLA doctors, after he had an MRI performed today.

Carter is out for the season and, depending on the extent of the damage and his recovery, could be out for up to months.

Surgery will scheduled soon. Generally they wait for the swelling to go down before operating.

Senior cornerback Rodney Van was out of his boot Wednesday but didn't practice.

Senior safety Chris Horton also didn't practice.

There was no new developments in terms of freshman defensive tackle Brian Price's eligibility.

Head Coach Karl Dorrell comments on all four players in his comments on video below.

Kai Forbath, the redshirt freshman kicker, had his first kicks of fall camp today, generally making most of his kicks from either hash mark to about 45 yards. On one kick, the entire team gathered round him and made noise to distract him, but he converted the kick.

Bret Lockett blocked one of Forbath's field goals, and Michael Norris blocked one by Jimmy Rotstein.

Senior cornerback Trey Brown had a good practice, with a number of break-ups on tight coverage.

Converted quarterback Ossar Rasshan looked good at receiver. He sometimes looks inexperienced, like he is, but he also had at least three good receptions, one on a deep out where he had to really stretch out and catch the ball with his fingertips. While the inexperience could limit him this season, it wouldn't be surprising if he contributes.

Aaron Ware, the back-up junior safety, continues to look good. He intercepted a ball juggled by Rasshan and look quick on coverage.

Walk-on Chris Meadows, who had been in a white jersey and working with the receivers, returned to the blue jersey side of the field to work with the cornerbacks, where he was last season.

The team has yet to practice fully on the side of Spaulding Field that has real grass side because apparently the grass isn't ready yet.

A tight end prospect from Lafayette (Calif.) Acalones, Hunter Hewitt, attended practice.

A sophomore quarterback from Menlo Park (Calif.) Atherton, Turner Baty, was there.

A name you might remember is Kyle McClure, the 6-7, 230-pound defensive end from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian. McClure graduated from Oaks Christian in 2003 and committed to Cal, but apparently never attended Cal. He attended UCLA practice the last two days and is reportedly interested in walking on to the program.


Dorrell After Wednesday's Practice --

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