Cal’s practice Monday ended at exactly 10 p.m. — and would have gone longer but the timer shut off the lights at Memorial Stadium, so players ran jubilantly into the north tunnel to escape darkness.
A Reader’s Digest version of Monday’s highlights:
– Receiver Bryce Treggs dislocated the pinkie finger on his right hand early in practice and sat out the rest of the night. But coach Sonny Dykes said Treggs will be fine and will play Saturday against Ohio State. “I don’t think it’s any big deal,” Dykes said. “I think they’ll put him in a cast or splint. I expect him to practice tomorrow.”
– Defensive end Chris McCain (head) sat out practice and likely will miss his second straight game, Dykes said.
– Linebacker Michael Barton could miss the Ohio State after spraining his knee against Portland State. Dykes said it’s “nothing major” and that Barton doesn’t have much swelling, but he classified him as questionable for this week.
– Linebacker Nick Forbes (back) participated in limited drills, but did no contact. Dykes said he will get more practice time each day, but won’t be rushed back. His status for Saturday sounds doubtful still.
– Likewise, defensive end Brennan Scarlett (hand) and defensive tackle Mustafa Jalil (knee) remain out. No real progress with either.
– Receiver Chris Harper (shoulder) sat out, as he has done routinely at times the past couple weeeks, but will play Saturday. Receiver Kenny Lawler (head) was back at practice after missing the Portland State game. No. 2 running back Daniel Lasco (hamstring), who sat out Saturday, returned to practice.
– The status of safety Damariay Drew (head) is uncertain after he took a blow on Saturday. He skipped Monday’s workout. Linebacker-turned safety Jason Gibson got some reps with the 1s and will compete this week for a possible starting job, Dykes said.