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As the UCLA Bruins prepare for their big matchup with the Arizona State Sun Devils over the course of the week, they'll begin preparations with their No. 1 quarterback, as Dorian Thompson-Robinson was cleared for practice Monday according to Bruins head coach Chip Kelly. 

Thompson-Robinson appeared to have hurt his shoulder twice during UCLA's victory over Stanford on Saturday. He left the game with only a few minutes remaining after taking another hit and remaining on the ground prior to having help from the medical team in getting up. 

"I thought the one thing that I don’t think gets mentioned enough with Dorian is how tough he is and he’s been tough from the get-go," Kelly said after the game where DTR exited and didn't return

"I remember really the first game – he played in the opener against Cincinnati but then started against Oklahoma and got bounced around – and I just remember seeing his mom after the game and saying, 'You have a tough son, right there.' And it’s an underrated quality for a quarterback to be a tough guy who will stand in there and play and I think that was on display today. It’s something that we’ve known for four years now, but I think he really showed that tonight and I was really proud of how he played."

Thompson-Robinson has been involved in both phases of the Bruins offense, throwing for 919 yards on 89 attempts for a 9-1 touchdown/interception ratio while also rushing 45 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns. 

His health is obviously of extreme importance to UCLA in their preparations for a big game at the Rose Bowl this weekend when Arizona State comes to town. 

While his status will continue to be monitored throughout the week, it's a good sign for Thompson-Robinson to be practicing this early in the week.