UCLA QB Josh Rosen, who has missed action since injuring his shoulder in the Arizona State game October 8th, will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury according to Bruin Report.
The injury is being reported as one that could be serious even though it was first reported as a shoulder sprain. Anytime you hear concerns of nerve damage, especially with knees and shoulders, there’s cause for serious concern. He’ll likely need surgery to repair the damage to his shoulder.
Jim Mora Jr. and the UCLA Bruins were my projection to play Washington in the Pac-12 title game. Sophomore Josh Rosen was expected to be a large part of their success but injuries and the lack of a developing supporting cast has sent the season into a spiral.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 1, 2016
NFL scouts have praised Rosen, especially for how far advanced his skills are to this point, but this injury is a slight setback. Next year he’ll have to compete with Heisman frontrunner Lamar Jackson and Washington QB Jake Browning for the #1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Rosen, like former Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg, was the #1 QB of his recruiting class and had a sensational freshman season despite the (8-5, 5-4) showed signs of what he can become. Even in the opening game loss to Texas A&M, Rosen did everything in his power to keep them in the game, but they fell short of victory and it started the downward spiral.
UCLA is sitting at (3-5, 1-4) and without their star QB for the remaining four regular season games and in danger of missing a bowl game, a team that has won 8 games in every season since 2012. With 6-2 Colorado coming up this weekend with Senior (RS) and former walk-on, Mike Fafaul, who will attempt to get the Bruins get back on track and possibly pull off the upset.