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Highly touted UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad injures shoulder

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One of the nation's top expected freshmen basketball players, Shabazz Muhammad, injured his right shoulder Wednesday during practice with UCLA's men's team, according to NBCSports.com's College Basketball Talk.

The extent or severity of the injury is uncertain, although results of an MRI taken later Wednesday are expected to be revealed on Thursday.

UCLA coach Ben Howland told SNY.TV that the injury "wasn't anything out of the ordinary. (Muhammad) got hit. He was going up and Jordan Adams whacked the ball coming down and hit (Muhammad's arm).

"Sometimes you could have a shoulder injury and you could have your arm pulled back. It wasn't anything like that. It's his right shoulder, not his shooting shoulder. It won't be officially read until [Thursday]. The person who reads this is our person that I totally have confidence in. He will read this in the morning."

Although he is allowed to practice with the team for now, Muhammad, a wing player, has not been cleared to play by the NCAA, as well as fellow freshman and new Bruin teammate, Kyle Anderson.
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