Theo Ratliff: Jan. 13 Injury Update

UCLA Health SystemAfter a few months of rehabilitation on his left knee, Theo Ratliff is expected to return to practice on Jan. 23 and 24, following the team’s two-game road trip to Dallas and Denver on Jan. 19 and 21.

Ratliff, who participated in conditioning drills on Thursday that included full sprints, has not played in a game since Nov. 9, after which he had arthroscopic surgery on his sore left knee (Nov. 16). He said he feels better, is looking forward to returning to practice and ultimately contributing where he knows he can.

“I know I was brought in here to be that support big off the bench, come in and clog that middle up, go out and not make mistakes and control the defensive end,” Ratliff said. “That’s always been my mindset.”