Sigh of relief

It looks like the injuries to defensive lineman Matt Malele and Rulon Davis aren’t as serious as originally feared. Malele has a strained muscle in his foot while Davis has a sprained foot. Coach Jeff Tedford said each is day-to-day, and was unsure if either could be ready by Saturday’s game against Arizona. But it doesn’t sound like it will be an extended period of time out of action for either. Tedford also reiterated that linebacker Zack Follett is day-to-day with a neck stinger.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

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  • CalAlum97

    Great news! And thanks Jay-O for the great articles and blog entries. Much appreciated!

  • Calfan

    This is great and unexpected news. I really thought Malele was lost for the year. What a sigh of relief for the Bears football team! Davis and Malele back soon will be great. Follett needs to get on the field Saturday. He has big play potential at linebacker that Cal needs the next 9 games since they are all Pac 10. DJ’s thumb is a major question. That guy needs to be able to catch the ball so he can be a triple threat, running, catching, and ST’s. That is what makes him so dynamic and special. A healthy DJ and Best is what could make Cal such a tough match in Pac 10 play. What’s DJ’s status?

  • moreNCsarecoming

    Me luv Cal. But Cal no luv me. Me sad.

  • Norwalk Dave

    great to hear! thanks for relaying the info, JO.

  • Jan K. Oski

    The football gods are smilin on the Golden Bear! I’m also concerned about DJ, but it isn’t like we don’t have 2 other credible WR to carry the load. I’d prefer that DJ take it easy against Arizona so that he is in his prime against Oregon. What are you thoughts about it, J.O.?

  • NOmoreNCsarecoming

    Me need to get a life. Me spend way too much time on internets. Don’t me have homework to do?

  • Jonathan Okanes

    I talked to DeSean this afternoon and he said his thumb is feeling markedly better. I don’t think the Bears can afford to have Jackson “take it easy” because it’s Arizona. It’s not like Cal is playing….uh….Appalachian State or something (OK, bad example). If the Bears think they can go half speed and still beat the Wildcats, they will be the ones who will get beat. I’m sure the guys who played last year already know about that lesson. Plus, Jackson doesn’t want to miss this game. He’s relishing the showdown with Arizona All-American cornerback Antoine Cason. Both are from Long Beach and worked out together over the summer. DeSean they’ve been talking some healthy trash about this game. You only hope that DeSean is near full strength so the showdown means something.