UCLA QB Josh Rosen practiced with the Bruins on Tuesday and on Wednesday told reporters that he believes he will play this weekend at the Rose Bowl against Arizona State.
When asked if he would be available on Saturday, Rosen said, “Yeah, absolutely. I feel great.”
Josh Rosen when asked whether he'll play this weekend: "Yeah, absolutely. I feel great."
Full video and transcript of Rosen's press conference coming soon pic.twitter.com/9sjPvt2q1I
— Bruin Report Online (@BruinReport) November 8, 2017
Rosen missed the Bruins’ game against Utah with a concussion, a game which UCLA lost 48-17 and dropped them to 4-5 on the year. Rosen also left UCLA’s loss to Washington with an undisclosed hand injury on his non-throwing hand.
UCLA must win two more games this season to become bowl eligible. Rosen’s return should be a huge help as the Bruins take on the Sun Devils before taking on USC and California.
As for that bowl game, there has been some speculation floating around that Rosen would not play in a potential bowl game because of his NFL draft stock. Rosen spoke to that on Wednesday, telling reporters that he would absolutely play in a bowl game should UCLA become eligible.
Josh Rosen said he's definitely playing in a bowl if UCLA goes.
— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) November 8, 2017
Rosen is expected to be one of the top players available in the 2018 NFL Draft should be enter it. In recent years players like Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey and LSU RB Leonard Fournette have sat out bowl games in order to prevent potential injuries and prepare for the draft.
UCLA will host Arizona State at the Rose Bowl at 6:30 p.m. PT. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.
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