UCLA Bruins rising sophomore defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes will miss the rest of spring practice after Bruins head coach Jim Mora revealed that the former top recruit suffered a broken foot in conditioning drills.
“You saw that Eddie Vanderdoes was on one of those three-wheelers,” Mora said. “He broke his foot, for those of you who don’t know it. He’ll miss spring but he’ll be good to go for summer.”
The 6-4, 305-pound defensive lineman started seven games as a true freshman in 2013 with 37 tackles, including 4.5 for a loss. He is expected to be a focal point of the defense that lost sack-master Anthony Barr to the NFL along with Myles Jack.
It’s a tough blow for Vanderdoes who is missing out on valuable reps this spring as he looks to take his game to the next level, but thankfully for he and the Bruins is that he will be “good to go” for practice in the summer.
Vanderdoes was involved in a bit of controversy prior to arriving at UCLA after signing his letter of intent with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish before being let out of his commitment to the Irish.