UCLA linebacker Myles Jack is out for the season with a knee injury.
Rumors had swirled around Twitter last night as reports (rumors) surfaced out of UCLA Football’s practice on Tuesday. Those reports have been confirmed as the Bruins most prolific figure, Myles Jack, is out for the season with a knee injury.
Several news outlets have reported that UCLA Football Head Coach Jim Mora confirmed that Jack suffered a knee injury and it is significant enough for him to miss the entire season.
This is big on several levels. As an individual, the Bruins are losing their best defender on the team, maybe the conference. Jack is a player that can not only make the big hit, but can also work in coverage. An example of that was his game-saving interception at the end of the BYU game.
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On top of that, the Bruins lose a very damaging short yardage back on offense. Jack already has a touchdown to his name this season which he scored in the Virginia game.
This is also big for the future. With Jack eligible for the NFL next year, it is possible that we have seen the last of the Iron Man. Though he has one year of eligibility left, it is hard to imagine Jack passing up an opportunity to go pro. As my co-host Bill Shirley from the What’s Bruin Show stated, “Why come back and risk injury when the scouts know what you can do?” The scouts as well as every Bruin fan knows exactly what Jack can do.
Still, it is a long way from that. Right now, we wish Jack the best of luck and a very speedy recovery. Go Bruins!