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Football: Adcock out for season, Logan retires

Cal announced before its game against Washington State on Saturday afternoon that starting center Chris Adcock is out for the season because of a knee injury.

The Bears also said senior safety Alex Logan has retired from football, effective immediately, because of recurring injuries.

The losses are the latest on a Cal team beset by injuries this season.

Adcock is the third starter on the offensive line to suffer an injury in the past three weeks. He suffered the injury during practice Wednesday, Cal said.

Coach Sonny Dykes, who has been open about health issues much of the season, did not provide an injury update during his Thursday post-practice session with reporters.

Adcock, a 6-foot-3, 305-pound junior, is a crucial player for the Bears, as the center in their Bear Raid offense calls the signals. He was expected to be replaced Saturday by senior Mark Brazinski, who was working with quarterback Jared Goff pregame.

Cal already is playing without starting right guard Matt Cochran, who had ankle surgery two weeks ago during the bye week. Right tackle Steven Moore sustained a head injury at Oregon last week and was questionable for the WSU game.

Logan, who started at free safety as recently as the Sept. 14 game vs. Ohio State, has struggled to stay healthy.

“The injuries I’ve incurred over the last year have greatly impacted my ability to play at a high level,” Logan said in a letter posted online by Rivals.com. “The last four injuries to my wrist, knee, foot and head have become a recurring nuisance and reminder that our bodies can only take so much before breaking down.”

Logan said he is on track to graduate.

Logan, who had an interception in the opening game against Northwestern, recently had dropped down the depth chart. Michael Lowe is listed as the starter.

Injuries have claimed four other players projected during fall camp as starters on defense: end Brennan Scarlett (hand), tackle Mustafa Jalil (knee), linebacker Nick Forbes (back) and strong safety Avery Sebastian (Achilles).

Defensive end Chris McCain was kicked off the team Sunday for conduct detrimental to the team.

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  • rollonubears

    Why is no one asking about the new turf? Seems obvious that it’s the reason for all of this.

  • Rollonubears

    Was this a proven turf product they went with? Where else it is used? What is the injury rate? Or did they go with the lowest bid? What the hell is wrong with natural grass?

  • Juancho

    Rollon join us on the game thread

  • 707 Bears

    Back from Memorial for a round of the good, bad and the ugly.

    The GOOD weather. We’ve become Cubs fans; we’ll lose, but we’ll enjoy a beautiful stadium and an afternoon with friends.

    The BAD student body. Late arriving, left after halftime, almost empty by mid-4th quarter.

    The UGLY tackling. I know we’ve had an epic number of injuries, but the team tackling is the worst I’ve ever seen.

    Now what?

  • Juancho

    Sonny after the game. http://youtu.be/7AOXsvLBDOo

  • http://sportskaster@blogspot.com sportskaster

    What an idiot I am.

    Last year at this time I was screaming for Jeff Tedford to be fired. I didn’t realize how good things were. Yes the program was slipping but it was at least respectable. It wasn’t circling the drain. It is now. Even worse, I find myself longing for the good old days of Tom Holmoe.

    I was against the hiring of Sonny Dykes. The all-offense, no-defense format doesn’t work. This horrible team is proof of that.

    How does this team get better on defense in the next few years? Why would a quality defensive player sign up to work with the boobs on this staff? Sure good offensive players will come, but Cal will be stuck in a rut of losing high scoring games.

    Can anybody see this changing in the next few years? If I’m wrong please let me know.

    Sandy B. you screwed up royally.

    Hurts to say this, but I’m ashamed to be a Golden Bear.

  • Tommy Kelly

    I think it is way too early to tell about Sonny. I say this even as I see 1-11 as a real possibility for this season. Also, I feel S.B. made the right decision on Jeff; the program had been going in reverse for years. What we are seeing this year is merely a continuation of that trend. I do not believe that Cal’s record would be any different right now if Jeff were still the coach. The handwriting was on the wall prior to this season, despite all the expected “happy talk” by Cal diehards.

    If Sonny can reverse this downwards trend, and that is a big if, he will not be able to do it overnight. It will take 2-3 years to show meaningful progress.