Note: Because I was busy on the Mike Montgomery story, staff writer Darren Sabedra pinch-hit as Sonny Dykes and Jared Goff answered questions on a media teleconference in advance of Monday’s start to spring practice.
The shoulder injury Cal quarterback Jared Goff suffered against Stanford last season has healed, but coach Sonny Dykes plans to take a cautious approach when the team opens spring practice Monday.
“We’ve got to be careful not to put too much on him and blow his arm out early,” Dykes said Sunday. “We’re going to bring him along slowly, probably split reps early and see how he handles it, see how he feels, give him the occasional day off.
“It’s going to be important that we manage him the right way.”
Goff, who threw for a Cal season record 3,508 yards last season, underwent surgery Nov. 27 to repair the shoulder that was separated on a hit by Stanford’s Shayne Skov.
The quarterback said Sunday that he has been throwing 100 percent for at least a month and that the shoulder feels great.
“I went through a throwing program as soon as I felt good enough to throw, which started a few months ago,” Goff said.
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