UCLA sophomore defensive end Jaelan Phillips is set to have a second procedure on his hand. Just before spring practice No. 9 on Saturday, coach Chip Kelly addressed Phillips’ hand injury.
“He was going to be out for the entire spring anyways,” Kelly said, per 247 Sports.
Kelly doesn’t seem too concerned with Phillips’ hand injury. The defensive end first injured his hand in a scooter incident near campus in January, per 247Sports. Phillips is expected to be out a couple of months. UCLA does expect him to be ready before the season. It’s his second injury at UCLA. He injured his ankle during his freshman season which forced him to miss some action.
The 6-foot-5, 255 pound defensive end played in six games as a freshman and had 21 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 3½ sacks.