UCLA senior offensive guard Micah Kia will miss the 2009 season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Kia, who was competing for the starting left guard position with freshman Stan Hasiak, injured his right knee late in Wednesday's afternoon practice. He had an MRI Wednesday night and the results were learned on Thursday afternoon.
Kia has started 15 games in his three-year career, including seven in 2008.
Kia, who has a redshirt year available since he played as a true freshman in 2006, will have surgery once the swelling in his knee subsides.