Anthony Barr Injury: Updates on UCLA Star's Head
The UCLA Bruins are going to need outside linebacker Anthony Barr if they want to contend for the Pac-12 title this season. That's why news of his apparent head injury is not what Bruins fans want to hear as we get ready to kick off college football season.
According to Edward Lewis of Bruin Sports Report, Barr left practice early on Tuesday night with a head injury.
#UCLA LB Anthony Barr left practice early tonight with what looked like a head injury. Appeared to vomit on the sidelines.— Edward Lewis (@EdwardLewisBSR) August 21, 2013
UPDATE: Wednesday, Aug. 21
Chris Foster of the Los Angeles Times has an update on Anthony Barr's condition:
UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr is expected to miss at least one practice after leaving the field following a blow to the head Tuesday, but his condition is not considered serious, a person in the football program said.
Head coach Jim Mora has declined to comment on Barr's status at this point, per Chris Foster of the Los Angeles Times.
Barr was an instrumental force on the Bruins defense that was fourth in the nation with 46 sacks last season. He led the way with 13 sacks on the season to tie with the likes of Jadeveon Clowney and Bjoern Werner for second in the country as an individual.
It also caused NFL scouts to sit up and take notice, as the explosive 6'4", 245-pound linebacker currently sits at No. 5 on Mel Kiper's 2014 Big Board (insider subscription required).
The Bruins will need him early, too. They open the season against a Nevada Wolf Pack team that went 7-6 last season. That includes a 1-1 record against Pac-12 teams, as they defeated California to open the season and lost to Arizona by one point in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
The No. 21 Bruins will then take on ultra-mobile quarterback Taylor Martinez and Nebraska in the biggest game on the nonconference slate on Sept. 14.
As much as UCLA will want to have him on the field when the season starts, the risk of playing through a head injury can't be understated. The Bruins will have to proceed with caution as the injury is diagnosed and treated.
Be sure to check back here for the latest updates on Barr's status as he makes his way back to the field and into opposing teams' backfields.
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