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UCLA coach Jim Mora coy about Josh Rosen’s availability

UCLA head coach Jim Mora, left, won’t say if quarterback Josh Rosen, right, will definitely play against Cougars. (Reed Saxon / Associated Press)
UCLA head coach Jim Mora, left, won’t say if quarterback Josh Rosen, right, will definitely play against Cougars. (Reed Saxon / Associated Press)

PULLMAN – UCLA coach Jim Mora is not telling whether starting quarterback Josh Rosen will be healthy enough to play against Washington State on Saturday.

During Tuesday’s Pac-12 coaches teleconference Mora said simply, “If he’s ready to play, he will play.”

Rosen sustained two injuries during UCLA’s loss to Arizona State last Saturday. He returned from a lower-body injury that occurred in the second qurater, only to apparently injure his throwing shoulder when he was sacked with less than four minutes remaining in the game.

Rosen threw for a career-high 400 yards in the defeat. The Bruins need their passing game to be on point against the surging WSU defense, since they are averaging a hair under 100 rushing yards per game and just 2.95 yards per carry.

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