Prince injured his right knee last Saturday during UCLA's 34-12 victory over Texas. He had an MRI exam Sunday that revealed no structural damage, but he had fluid drained from the knee and was experiencing pain and swelling.
He sat out of practice Tuesday and Wednesday but came dressed for practice Thursday. He looked fine early in the session during one-on-one passing drills, but on his first snap during a team drill against the scout team, he rolled to the right after handing off to Johnathan Franklin before limping off.
The two weeks that quarterback Prince has been healthy, the Bruins have won. Despite throwing only nine passes, Prince helped lead UCLA to their win over Texas last week by expertly running the offense and collecting 50 yards on the ground himself, including a 38-yard touchdown at the end of the third quarter to widen the lead to 27-6, essentially putting the game away. It was one of 22 consecutive running plays by the Bruins.
If Prince can't play, sophomore Richard Brehaut will start at quarterback. Brehaut appeared in six games off the bench as a freshman, completing 11 of 17 passes for 124 yards and one interception.