Brett Hundley to get knee surgery

Updated: July 26, 2011, 10:04 PM ET
By Blair Angulo | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA freshman quarterback Brett Hundley will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee Wednesday and be sidelined three to four weeks, coach Rick Neuheisel said Tuesday at Pac-12 media day.

Hundley is expected to miss the first half of fall training camp, which the Bruins kick off on Aug. 8.

"He hurt it playing basketball," Neuheisel said, "but he'll be back before long. I'm excited that he had as much work as he did prior to that."

Hundley, who enrolled early and participated in spring practice, is listed third on the depth chart behind juniors Kevin Prince and Richard Brehaut. The injury deals a major blow to his hopes of competing for the starting spot.

Neuheisel said the injury doesn't mean Hundley will automatically be redshirted.

"I think he'll still make an impact this season," Neuheisel said.

Hundley was ranked as the No. 6 quarterback in the 2011 class by ESPN and became UCLA's first five-star quarterback recruit.

Blair Angulo is a regular contributor to ESPNLosAngeles.com. Information from ESPNLosAngeles.com's Peter Yoon was used in this report.

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