Monday, October 15, 2007

In and Out for Cal

With injuries mounting, guys coming back to practice, and the starting lineup changing almost every week, here the list of the walking wounded going into the Cal game:

Should be Back

Dominique Johnson (WR) didn't practice last week, but should be ready to go for the Bears.

Marcus Everett (WR) practiced all of last week and will play.

Aaron Whittington (LB) was heavily bandaged, but should practice this week and play on Saturday.

John Hale (LB). Haven't seen any updates on his concussion. I'm guessing he'll be back, but haven't heard for sure.

Maybe In, Maybe Out

Patrick Cowan (QB). Pat was cleared to practice last week but Dorrell wanted him to take another week to heal up. He should be back in full practice starting tomorrow, with a final decision coming later in the week to determine if he'll play on Saturday.

Chris Markey (RB). Chris did not practice last week. He did some light cardio, but spent a lot of his time getting treatment for his turf toe. A decision will probably be made later this week on his availability.

Reggie Carter (LB). Had surgery on knee to remove some torn ligament. If he practices well without much pain then he should start against the Bears.

Likely Out for the game

Chase Moline (DT). Has headaches related to back pain and a neck injury. He is out indefinitely and could be looking at a medical retirement if his back problems don't get better.

Brigham Harwell (DT). Doing light running and practice. Could be back later in the season, but a red shirt is still possible.

Nickola Dragovic (DE). Hip injury has him out indefinitely. Along with the concussions from earlier in the year, he could be done for the season. He does not have a tear in in his hip, according to the latest MRI.

Michael Pitre (FB). Knee is not responding well. He is likely done for the year. UCLA will probably petition for a 6th year of eligibility to try and get Pitre back next season.

Ben Olson (QB). Arthroscopic knee surgery found no damage. Out for another 3 weeks.

Shawn Oatis (LB). The concussion and neck injury against Notre Dame, means he will likely be out for a while.