Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  By L.A. TIMES  |  Last updated 8/21/13
UCLA senior linebacker Anthony Barr visited a doctor and did not practice Wednesday, less than 24 hours after suffering an undisclosed injury during a team drill. The All-American's injury is not believed to be serious, according to a person close to the football program who was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly. A trainer took Barr's helmet during practice Tuesday after he appeared to collide with an offensive lineman on a running play. Such a move by a trainer is standard protocol if a player exhibits symptoms of a concussion. Coach Jim Mora declined to address Barr's injury Wednesday. Sophomores Aaron Wallace and Kenny Orjioke alternated in Barr's spot at right-side linebacker. Wallace, expected to start at left-side linebacker, played the right side last season, so he's familiar with the position. Mora said he expected to shuffle multiple players through the linebacker spots even if everyone was available for the opener against Nevada on Aug. 31 at the Rose Bowl. "It's the nature of offenses now, with the 90 plays or 80 plays and the heat that we'll be playing in early in the year, at least at the Rose Bowl, that we'll rotate guys through and try to keep them fresh," Mora said. -- Ben Bolch
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