UCLA reserve defensive lineman Wesley Flowers suffered a collapsed lung during Saturday's scrimmage and will be out of action for at least three weeks, coach Rick Neuheisel said.
Flowers, a redshirt freshman listed at No. 3 on the depth chart at right defensive end, spent Saturday night at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and was released Sunday. He attended practice Monday, but did not dress.
"It’s going to be a while before we can get him back out there," Neuheisel said.
In other injury news:
Safety Dalton Hilliard left practice after "tweaking" his surgically-repaired knee. Trainers examined the knee and Hilliard said there was no significant injury, but he did not participate in team drills. he said he would return on Tuesday. "We’re football players and we get nicked up a lot throughout the season and we know if something is truly wrong," Hilliard said. "So I just said let’s take every precaution, have the trainers look at it and everything checked out fine. They’re just trying to be cautious with it. I’m excited to be out here tomorrow because it’s hard being on the sideline."
Cornerback Aaron Hester, who left Saturday's scrimmage because of a suspected pulled hamstring, returned to practice Monday and went full speed, saying it was more of a scare than a real injury. "I’ve never had a pulled hamstring so I was scared," he said. "I was like, 'Did I pull it?' Then I was like 'I don’t think so.' I still feel a little slight tightness in there, but I practiced today and it wasn’t bothering me at all."
Receiver Taylor Embree, out since the first week of training camp because of a strained calf, was still feeling soreness and was scheduled to see a doctor Monday night.
Safety Tony Dye, out last week with a groin strain, dressed for practice and participated in individual drills, but sat out the team drills. Neuheisel said Dye would go full speed on Tuesday.
Backup middle linebacker Isaiah Bowens missed practice because of a family issue.