Linebacker Patrick Larimore, UCLAs MVP last season, will take a medical retirement after suffering his second concussion in four months, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly.
Larimore was injured last week and underwent further tests Sunday night. He also suffered a concussion in spring practice.
The loss of Larimore thins out the Bruins in the middle of their defense. He was a two-year starter. Damien Holmes was moved from outside linebacker to the middle last week.
Outside linebacker Eric Zumwalt has not been returned to practice Monday after sitting out a week because of heat stroke. Inside linebacker Eric Kendricks has had limited participation the last four practices, though Coach Jim Mora said he is healthy.
Larimore, a team captain in 2011, had 81 tackles to lead the Bruins. He had a fumble recovery and also returned an interception against Oregon in the Pac-12 title game. He sat out the Kraft Fights Hunger Bowl after ...