Football: Summers-Gavin has bone bruise

Offensive lineman Matt Summers-Gavin only has a bone bruise and should only miss two weeks, coach Jeff Tedford said today. Summers-Gavin injured his knee Sunday during practice and has crutches and a knee brace. But he escaped major injury and should be ready for the start of the season.

Tedford also said Summers-Gavin will go back to playing left guard, not left tackle like he played in the spring. Mitchell Schwartz will play left tackle.

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  • Brian A

    whew… big sigh of relief…

  • CalBear91

    Yeah, huge sigh of relief. Many of my favorite Oline moments, few as they were, from last year were provided by MSG. Remember that play when he personally plowed out like 2-3 players to spring Vereen for a touchdown? Just a great, smart and beastly guy for us. Shoot, missing a few weeks of camp may just rest him up and make him extra hungry. Look out UC Davis!

  • Bears07

    Wooooo hooooo!

    I mean, really sorry to hear he’s injured at all and wish him the speediest of recoveries, but so glad to have him still in the line-up from day 1. MSG has a huge impact on our production (to state the obvious).

  • CalBear91

    He won the Bob Simmons award for the most valuable freshman on offense. That says something. And getting All-Academic selection makes him yet another wonderful scholar athlete at the best university in the world! Roll on you bears, but not over each others legs…

  • David

    Whew, that is a relief

  • David

    Assuming they stay healthy, the left side of the O-Line should be a force

  • Bears

    Him and Schwartz teamed up on the left side will be a rock wall!
    Hope the rest of our OL can step up and be just as strong.
    We are sure to have more bumps and bruises in the trenches this year (like every team will) and the second string needs to be ready to step in at a moments notice!
    Get well soon MSG.

  • CalBear91

    I just rewatched the UCLA game and MSG was dominant. Also, Schwartz took on Brian Price at one point and stood him up straight and put him down on the ground. Nullified the top D-lineman at UCLA. I agree, if healthy, that is one heck of a left side.

  • Jan K Oski

    JO – Will Edwards be playing RT, then?

  • milo

    That is good news. I also hope this gives a 2nd teamer a brief chance to step up and improve depth.

  • David

    Huge sigh of relief. That might have been the difference between finishing in the top third of the conference and finishing in the bottom.

  • Bears07

    This is another reminder, though, that depth on the o-line is critical. MSG missed a few games/quarters to injury last year as well. Here’s hoping he can stay healthy for all 13 games (not trying to jinx the bowl game assumption, just being hopeful)

  • TrumanHugh

    I am VERY relieved to hear this, but it reminded me that this guy is injury prone. I hope he takes whatever time he needs to fully heal. Fortunately, we’re not opening our season against Tennessee or Maryland (not that either of those teams are expected to be very good this year, but you get the idea), so, really, he can take a full month, if needed, and be ready to go week two against Colorado.

  • covinared

    he is looking to be injury prone. the bad thing is that when he didn’t play last year, we were poor offensively. hopefully this gives time for a reserve to step up.