LOS ANGELES - UCLA strong-side tackle Aleksey Lanis, with his left forearm looking as if it was wrapped a gigantic marshmallow, returned to practice Tuesday in preparation for the Dec. 27 Emerald Bowl against Florida State.
And, yes, Lanis
was in quite a bit of pain. He
sustained a broken ulnar bone in his
left forearm on UCLA
's last offensive play of the USC game, but plans to start against the Seminoles.
"I'm hoping it gets a little better and I get used to this cast," Lanis
said."I'm trying to keep my hand from being pushed back.My wrist is still a little tight, but it's been in a cast for the last two weeks." Lanis
, a red-shirt freshman who started every game and was a second team CollegeFootballNews.com All-American, said the pain is something he
must work through.But it is not the type of injury that should keep him out of the lineup.
"It hurts, but I know the difference between when I shouldn't be playing and when I should be playing," Lanis