Football: Big blow for Fresno St.

Fresno State has lost starting safety Phillip Thomas for 8-12 weeks. He suffered a broken leg and high ankle sprain during a non-contact drill at practice on Wednesday. Thomas, a junior, is considered an NFL prospect.

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.

  • Brian

    Remember when a similar thing occurred to Cal, just prior to the monster Tennessee game.

  • rotfogel

    That sucks. Never want to see an opponent get injured unless it’s an SEC team’s player.

  • Uh Huh!

    Oh, man.
    That’s really unbelievable!
    Broken leg 3 days before the season starts during non-contact drills? The only good thing I see in this report is where it says he’s a Junior.

    But, hey, if the guy is a senior? Then what are you thinking…? That’s why these guys should get paid.

  • Garlic Pete

    I agree that you never want to see an opposing player severly injured.

    That said, if Fresno State wants to force Cal to beat them with the pass, that challenge just became a little easier.

  • Rollonubears

    They should unionize.

  • rob bear

    I can hear all of the Fresno Bulldog faithful already that this is the reason they lost. GO BEARS! WIN BIG!

  • Steve W

    I read in one of the previews that this is Fresno State’s youngest team of the century. Four of the offensive line guys are new with a quarterback who has never started a game at the D-1 level. And now their best defensive player, a sure NFL lock, goes down with an injury

    There are simply NO excuses for Cal to lose this game. It shouldn’t even be close. But something tells me this thing is going to be a nail biter that will come down to the last snap. I can’t remember going into a season in the Tedford era with this little confidence in the team. Prove me wrong, guys!

  • Rollonubears

    42-10 bears. Keenan Allen with 2tds.
    Isi with a pair as well.

  • Uh Huh!

    Now THAT would be something interesting!!!