Monday, September 26, 2022

UCLA’s Cody Riley Sprained A Knee Ligament And May Come Back In A Few Weeks

UCLA's Cody Riley Sprained A Knee Ligament And May Come Back In A Few Weeks

Coach Mick Cronin said Wednesday that Red-shirt senior UCLA striker Cody Riley was diagnosed with an internal lateral ligament sprain in his left knee following an injury during the team’s first season.

Reilly will be re-rated in a week and can only miss a few weeks, which is kind of a relief for the Bruins after striker McEtienne and defender Will McClendon both suffered more serious knee injuries. McClendon is out for the season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and Etienne is awaiting confirmation that he has the same injury.

Riley was defeated midway through the first half of the second leg of UCLA’s 95-58 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Tuesday night with a knee clutch in pain.

“We were all shocked,” Cronin said. “We took care of him because we needed the full satisfaction of opening the evening.”

Riley averaged 10 points and 5.4 rebounds last season, despite lingering pain from a severe ankle injury at the end of the season.

The Miles Johnson alumni transfer will likely kick off with Riley absent on Friday against Villanova, who finished fourth at the Pauley Pavilion, with Kenneth Nvuba off the bench. Johnson finished with five rebounds, two points and two blocks against the Roadrunners, while Nvuba had four points, two rebounds and two blocks.

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