UCLA QB Cowan has torn cartilage removed from left knee

Updated: February 15, 2008, 6:04 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA quarterback Patrick Cowan had a small piece of torn cartilage removed from his left knee Friday.

He will begin rehab next week. Spring practice opens April 3 and Cowan's status will be evaluated during his rehab, the school said.

"I'll be all right," he said.

Cowan missed nearly a month last season after suffering a concussion and partially collapsed right lung on Nov. 3.

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