UCLA's Tyler Honeycutt suffers injury

Updated: December 22, 2010, 3:33 AM ET
By Peter Yoon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA forward Tyler Honeycutt, the team's leading scorer and rebounder, sprained his right shoulder Tuesday during the Bruins' 75-59 victory over Montana State, and his status for Thursday's game against UC Irvine is doubtful.

Honeycutt, averaging 15.5 points and 8.4 rebounds heading into Tuesday's game, was going to have an X-ray on Tuesday night and an MRI on Thursday morning on his right AC joint, but coach Ben Howland didn't sound optimistic that he'd be able to play against the Anteaters later Thursday.

"We don't think it's a long-term problem, but his status for Thursday would be doubtful," Howland said.

Honeycutt had nine points and four rebounds when he injured the shoulder with 8:20 left in the game after running into a Montana State player.

Peter Yoon covers UCLA for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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