Bruins' Nelson has surgery on retina

Bruins' Nelson has surgery on retina

Published Feb. 23, 2010 12:00 a.m. ET

UCLA freshman forward Reeves Nelson has undergone laser eye surgery to repair a slight tear in his retina.

The university says Nelson had the procedure Monday at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute.

Dr. Steven Schwartz says Nelson tolerated the procedure well. He says the tear should not affect Nelson's ability to see the court.

UCLA spokesman Ryan Finney says Nelson is not scheduled to practice Tuesday. He will be re-evaluted Wednesday for Thursday's game against Oregon State.

Nelson took a hard face-first fall after a dunk in the first half of the Bruins' 71-51 victory at Washington State on Thursday. He sustained a 2-inch cut above his right eye, requiring 15 stitches.