Travis Wear fails concussion test
TUCSON, Ariz. -- UCLA forward Travis Wear was suffering from concussion-like symptoms and sat out the second half of the Bruins' 84-73 victory over No. 6 Arizona on Thursday night at the McKale Center.
"There was a foul or something, I don't know if it was an elbow or what it was to the head," Wear said. "I think I got a stinger because both of my arms went numb and I was just out of it."
Wear, a 6-foot-10 junior, said trainers administered concussion tests, which he did not pass. He said he would be re-evaluated overnight and again on Friday and Saturday before determining his availability for Saturday's game at Arizona State.
"I'm hoping I will be (cleared to play)," he said. "I've got to pass the test. I did a couple of the concussion tests with the trainer when I went back there and he said I wasn't good to go, so hopefully I'll do them later tonight and tomorrow and hopefully it'll go a little better."
Wear is averaging 12.5 points and 5.9 rebounds to rank third and second, respectively, on the team in those categories. He had been averaging a team-best 17.3 points in the four games leading into Thursday's upset and was shooting a scorching 61.7 percent in those games. He was 3-of-3 from the field with six points and two rebounds in 11 minutes before leaving against the Wildcats.
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