UCLA quarterback Richard Brehaut may be done for the season after fracturing his ankle in the second quarter against Washington State on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.
Brehaut was carried from the Rose Bowl field after being injured in a tackle at the end of a 5-yard run.
"It's tough," Brehaut said after X-rays in the locker room confirmed the fracture in his lower left leg. "I was kind of establishing myself as the quarterback and then for something like this to happen."
Brehaut, who earned the starting spot from Kevin Prince last month, said he will still target a return to the field this year.
"Hopefully, I can be back in time and can play again this season," he said. "I don't know exactly a timetable, but I'm hopeful that I can be back."
Prince replaced him Saturday night, leading the Bruins to two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to close out a 28-25 victory.
"Obviously, it's not as bad when Kevin steps up like he did and plays the way he did," Brehaut said.
Brehaut had passed for 907 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions in four starts before Saturday's game.