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Sermons, Marvray to have surgery

4/21/2012

Cornerback Brandon Sermons needs surgery to repair a broken hand and receiver Ricky Marvray will have surgery to repair a disc problem in his back, UCLA coach Jim Mora confirmed Saturday.

Sermons, a reserve cornerback last season who had five tackles, tried to play through his injury with a cast earlier this week but sat out practice Saturday and will probably not return this spring. He joins Dietrich Riley (neck), Alex Mascarenas (concussion), Andrew Abbott (knee) and Librado Barocio (knee) on the list of UCLA defensive backs who are out for the spring.

Marvray, who had 28 catches for 227 yards over the last two seasons, looked good during the first week of spring practice but he has missed the last two weeks with chronic back issues. He will have surgery next Tuesday but said he would be back in time for fall camp.