UCLA Forward Travis Wear Fails Concussion Test
After suffering concussion-like symptoms during UCLA‘s upset victory on the road at Arizona on Thursday night, junior forward Travis Wear now faces the uncertainty of being able to play this Saturday against Arizona State.
Wear, who sat out the entire second half, was 3-for-3 in the contest, scoring six points as part of the Bruins’ 84-73 win.
According to ESPNLA.com, Wear will be re-evaluated on Friday and then again on Saturday prior to the Bruins’ contest with the Sun Devils. “I’m hoping I will be (cleared to play),” Wear told Peter Yoon of ESPNLA. “I’ve got to pass the test. I did a couple of the concussion tests with the trainer when I went back there and he said I wasn’t good to go, so hopefully I’ll do them later tonight and tomorrow and hopefully it’ll go a little better.”
Wear was hit in the first half, saying that both of his arms went numb as a result of it. On the season, the junior is averaging 12.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Bruins, anchoring the front court with more production after Josh Smith made the decision to transfer earlier this year.
The 6-foot-10 forward is an original native of Huntington Beach, California and has played a key role in the Bruins’ resurgence since their early season struggles. Thursday’s victory over Arizona, albeit without much production from Wear, was a huge boost for UCLA’s push for conference supremacy.
UCLA and Arizona State will tip-off at 4:00pm (EST) on Saturday, as it remains unclear if Wear will be able to play.
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