UCLA OL Westbook suffers brain aneurysm

BY foxsports • July 12, 2012

Incoming UCLA freshman offensive lineman Lacy Westbrook is currently resting comfortably after undergoing successful surgery for a brain aneurysm Thursday morning, according to a source who spoke on a condition of anonymity.

Westbrook, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound OL out of Compton Dominguez High School, was working out at Gahr High School in Cerritos earlier this week when he collapsed.  He was a three-star recruit and the 18th-rated offensive guard in the 2012 class, according to Scout.com.

Westbrook's expected to make a full recovery.

"The doctors said they were going to monitor him for 3-4 weeks," the source said. "He'll be functional. He'll be able to do everything he did before.

"He's moving all of his limbs. He's answering all of the questions."

Westbrook is expected to remain hospitalized for another 10 days for observation.

Added UCLA head coach Jim Mora: "I have talked with the family and they have indicated that Lacy is in good spirits. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the young man and his family as they confront this difficult situation."

Westbrook will grayshirt for the Bruins and not enroll until January.


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