Tight end Charles Arbuckle, who strained ligaments in his left knee last Saturday night in UCLA's 56-3 rout of Cal State Long Beach, probably will not be available to play in the Bruins' Pacific 10 Conference opener against Washington Oct. 1 at Seattle, Coach Terry Donahue said Monday.
However, Donahue said that doctors have told him that Arbuckle, the Bruins' No. 3 receiver, probably will not need surgery.
"They're estimating that he'll be out for 2 to 4 weeks," Donahue said. "What happens is that the ligaments have to strengthen back up and tighten back up so the knee doesn't have the laxity that it does right now. In time and with exercise, it will do that. It's just a matter of how much time."