Travis Wear has skin infection on foot

Updated: December 14, 2011, 11:30 PM ET
By Peter Yoon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA forward Travis Wear, the team's second leading scorer this season, was hospitalized Tuesday because of an infection in his left foot and remained in the hospital when the Bruins faced Eastern Washington Wednesday night at the Sports Arena.

Wear, a 6-foot-10 sophomore who is averaging 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds, was treated with antibiotics at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and has responded well, a school spokesman said, but doctors wanted to keep him an additional night for observations.

He is questionable for UCLA's game Saturday against UC Davis at the Honda Center.

Wear suffered a laceration on the same foot during a snorkeling mishap while in Hawaii for the Maui Invitational. That required stitches, but doctors were uncertain if the infection was related to that.

Wear is in his first season with the Bruins since transferring from North Carolina along with twin brother David.

Peter Yoon covers UCLA for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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