UCLA senior kicker Kai Forbath is battling a groin injury, and may not be ready in time to kick for the Bruins on Saturday in their opener at Kansas State. Forbath didn’t kick at practice on Wednesday, writes Scott M. Reid of the Orange County Register:
Forbath revealed for the first time that some, but not all, of the medical personnel examining him in recent weeks believe there is a slight tear in the groin.
“Mixed diagnosis,” Forbath said.
Forbath made 28 of 31 field goal attempts last season, setting a UCLA record with a .903 success rate, and won the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker. He made all 25 attempts of 40 yards and under, and his nine career field goals of 50 yards or more are a school record.
Against Kansas State last season, Forbath made all three field goal attempts in a 23-9 UCLA victory.