Richard Brehaut to practice Monday

UCLA quarterback Richard Brehaut is expected to practice when the Bruins return to the field Monday evening, and coach Rick Neuheisel said he's hopeful Brehaut can play Friday against Arizona State.

"He's been asymptomatic for a couple of days now and I would expect that he will be available," Neuheisel said Sunday night during his weekly conference call with reporters. "He'll be ready for practice and hopefully he'll be ready for the game."

Brehaut left last Thursday's 24-7 loss to Washington with concussion-like symptoms after taking a blow to the head early in the third quarter. He complained of memory loss and haziness, but Neuheisel said Brehaut has begun going through the concussion protocol and didn't have any of those symptoms over the weekend.

"The good news is that he's got no headaches," Neuheisel said. "He's had Saturday and Sunday with no symptoms, so they feel optimistic."

Peter Yoon covers UCLA for ESPNLosAngeles.com.