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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Brendan Lane sprains left ankle


It just keeps getting worse for the UCLA men's basketball team.

The groans from a disastrous season are quickly turning into grimaces from physical pain. The latest casualty? Freshman forward Brendan Lane, who sprained his ankle on the final play of today's practice. He had been playing well in place of senior James Keefe, who announced last week he would have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder.

Team spokesman Ryan Finney says Lane is wearing a protective boot and will not practice Wednesday. He is listed as a game-time decision for Thursday night's home game against Oregon State.

The news comes just a day after fellow freshman Reeves Nelson underwent surgery on his left eye to repair a torn retina. Nelson's status for Thursday's contest is also in doubt.