Josh Rosen is on track to play for UCLA this Saturday against Arizona State but first must be completely cleared from concussion protocol. The game would be his first since suffering a concussion against Washington two weeks ago that led to questions about his toughness, which the junior quarterback found to be unfair. Rosen spoke with the media on Wednesday for the first time since leaving the game against the Huskies in the third quarter. He was asked about his concussion and revealed he suffered it on the Bruins’ first drive of the game, meaning he played two and a half quarters while concussed. Rosen didn’t leave the game until midway through the third quarter. At that time, UCLA reporters were unsure why Rosen had left the game. ESPN, which showed Rosen’s hand bleeding, reported on its broadcast that Rosen left the game due to a finger injury. When Rosen returned from the locker room onto the field in the third quarter, he was in street clothes. Believing that Rosen stopped playing because of a finger injury, ESPN began questioning Rosen’s toughness. Announcers Bob Wischusen and Brock Huard started talking about how scouts will view Rosen for leaving the game. Even sideline reporter Allison Williams questioned the QB’s leadership.
Josh Rosen: ESPN questioning my toughness was ‘frustrating’
Larry Brown Sports | Nov 8