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UCLA's O-line takes a hit

8/20/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

UCLA's chief concern entering preseason camp was its offensive line. That's still the case, particularly with another potential starter going down to injury.

Senior guard Micah Kia hurt his knee during Wednesday's practice. He left the field on a golf cart, according to reports, and will have an MRI, results of which should be available Thursday.

The line previously lost backup center Nick Ekbatani, who is out at least four weeks because of a knee injury.

Also, starting center Kai Maiava missed the last portion of practice with a sore shoulder.

If Kia, who started seven games last year, is out for an extended period of time -- the initial diagnosis was a knee sprain -- that would open the door for touted true freshman Stanley Hasiak to start against San Diego State on Sept. 5.