UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen left Saturday’s game against the Arizona State Sun Devils with what appeared to be a right leg injury. Rosen was forced from the game following a second quarter sack and has since been moved to the trainer’s table for further evaluation, before eventually being sent back to the locker room. Senior Mike Fafaul has taken over in his place.
Prior to leaving the game, Rosen was 11-for-18 for 115 yards through the air. The highly-touted sophomore had been sacked 10 times in his first five games, after being taken down just 15 times all of last season. After throwing three interceptions in a Week 1 matchup against Texas A&M, Rosen has tossed seven touchdowns and just one interception over the past four weeks.
Rosen arrived on campus last season and immediately became the Bruins’ starting quarterback as a true freshman. A five-star recruit at St. John Bosco HS in Bellflower, California, Rosen was the No. 1 rated pro-style quarterback in his class. Although he took unofficial visits to Michigan, USC, and Cal, during the recruiting process, Rosen chose head coach Jim Mora and UCLA.
The 6’4″, 205-pound signal caller was considered to be a pre-season Heisman candidate if his Bruins were able to stay in the College Football Playoff hunt. But after losses to Texas A&M and Stanford in the month of September, the Bruins will have to run the table the remainder of the season for that to be a possibility. After Arizona State, the team’s next game takes place against Washington State next Saturday.