“It’s just still tender and I can’t really bend it, so that’s really bothering me,” Francis said. Francis bruised the knee in practice Monday. “I think he will try to play, and how effective he can be I don’t know,” coach Tim Floyd said. If Francis cannot go, Floyd said senior Dwayne Shackleford would start at point guard. Matthew Kredell 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We’re going to take this week (off) and see how the treatment goes, and then maybe play the Oregon game (Jan. 26),” Bozeman said. Bruin bits Cedric Bozeman, who missed UCLA’s last six games with a shoulder injury, is targeting a return to the court next week when the Bruins travel to Oregon and Oregon State. Bozeman began shooting and dribbling Tuesday, and said strengthening his left shoulder was the key to his return. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Freshman power forward/center Alfred Aboya practiced and is expected to play tonight despite missing the second half of Saturday’s loss to Washington with a right knee injury. … Center Michael Fey said he expected to play tonight because his ankle is feeling better. … UCLA signee Marko Spica, who is from Serbia and Montenegro, did not get a qualifying score on his first attempt at the SATs and will take it again later this month. : Brian Dohn Francis game-time call USC point guard Ryan Francis did not practice Tuesday and will be a game-time decision against UCLA because of a bruised knee. X-rays on the knee came back negative.