Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reported Tuesday that UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury.
Rosen was injured back on October 8 against Arizona State and he’s been sidelined ever since. He will reportedly undergo an MRI on Thursday to determine the extent of the injury and whether or not the shoulder will require surgery.
It’s been a rough sophomore campaign for Rosen after enjoying a stellar freshman season a year ago. The Manhattan Beach native will finish the season having completed 59 percent of his throws for 1,915 yards and 10 touchdowns with five interceptions. He racked-up nearly 3,700 yards through the air as a freshman with 23 touchdowns and 11 picks.
The mediocre season isn’t all his fault, of course. After being sacked just 15 times all of last year, Rosen had already been taken down 13 times in 2016. It’s been a forgettable year for the Bruins as a team, as they’re just 3-5 to this point and currently sitting in fifth place in the PAC-12 South.
UCLA will head into this Saturday’s game against No. 21 Colorado riding a three-game losing skid that includes a 52-45 shootout loss to No. 19 Utah last week. Senior Mike Fafaul has been taking snaps for the Bruins in Rosen’s place since the latter went down a few weeks back. Fafaul attempted a whopping 70 passes last week and completed 40 of them with five touchdowns and four interceptions against the Utes. On the year, he has completed just under 56 percent of his throws with eight scores and eight picks.