UCLA loses Mossi Johnson for season with knee injury

The UCLA Bruins will finish out the remainder of the season without safety Mossi Johnson, who transitioned to the defensive backfield after spending time as a wide receiver.

According to head coach Jim Mora, Johnson suffered a knee injury last week in practice.

There is no exact word on the injury that Johnson suffered, but Mora indicated there was damage to several ligaments in his knee.

Johnson made the switch to the defensive side of the ball after cornerback Fabian Moreau suffered a broken foot. Prior to the switch, Johnson hauled in 31 passes for 273 yards and a touchdown.

This is just the latest injury on the defensive side of the ball for the Bruins.

Prior to Johnson going down, the UCLA defense has also watched defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes and linebacker Myles Jack, who has since withdrawn from UCLA to focus on the 2016 NFL Draft.

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