No. 3 UCLA’s TJ Leaf sprains left ankle against Washington

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Freshman forward T.J. Leaf sprained his left ankle five minutes into No. 3 UCLA’s 98-66 win over Washington on Wednesday night.

The freshman forward stepped on the foot of a Huskies player as they battled for a rebound. Leaf stayed down until he was helped up by two staff members. He limped off with help and went straight into the locker room.

“It was just a sprained ankle so it’s not a bad one,” head coach Steve Alford told reporters after the game, adding later that there were no broken bones, “but we’ll have to see what the next 48 hours look like.”

He is averaging 16.8 points and 8.7 rebounds for the Bruins.