As UCLA prepares to redeem themselves after a challenging game last week, all eyes are on the health and readiness of two Bruins veterans. Here is a quick UCLA Bruins injury update.
Bruins fans have been eagerly awaiting news on linebacker Ale Kaho and wide receiver Titus Mokiao-Atimalala, two prominent figures on the roster. According to recent reports by Ben Bolch of The Los Angeles Times, there is reason for optimism but also continued concern.
Chip Kelly, UCLA’s head coach, delivered a mixed bag of updates earlier this week. On the bright side, Titus Mokiao-Atimalala rejoined the team for practice on Tuesday. The synergy he might forge with the Bruins’ new starting quarterback, true freshman Dante Moore, is something fans are eager to witness.
However, the news isn’t as promising for Ale Kaho. The senior linebacker remains on the sidelines. Kaho has been out of commission since his productive 2021 season, where he recorded 32 tackles 18 of them solo, and had three sacks.
This weekend, the Bruins host the 13th-ranked Cougars, a significant game that could bolster UCLA’s ranking with a win. The team’s preparations have intensified, and the potential return of Mokiao-Atimalala could offer the boost they need. He was observed participating in Tuesday’s practice, although he is yet to make his official season debut.
Looking further ahead, the Bruins will be squaring off against Oregon State, the No. 15 team in the nation next week. Every available player will be crucial as the Bruins seek to make their mark in the top 25.