The California Golden Bears are going to be happy that the bye week is coming, because they need all the time they can get to heal up. At least two (and perhaps three) of their offensive playmakers suffered injuries that could keep them out of further action.
Sonny Dykes confirmed that quarterback Davis Webb hurt his hand early during the Oregon State game. Ryan Gorcey has more.
"We were able to run the ball in the second half, a little bit. Davis hurt his hand in the first half, had a hard time gripping the ball," said head coach Sonny Dykes. "We felt like he still gave us the best opportunity to win. He clearly didn't throw the ball like he normally throws it. We'll evaluate and see where we go from here, but I thought he toughed it out, fought through it and got us back in the ballgame and had a chance to win it."
You can extrapolate that Webb’s poor performance in Corvallis probably had something to do with that hand injury. Here’s hoping rest will heal it up.
Chad Hansen on a cart, boot on his left foot. pic.twitter.com/0YQaK3GNmC— Danny Moran (@DannyJMoran) October 9, 2016
Another injury might sideline Cal’s best offensive weapon for awhile. Chad Hansen got hurt on a wide receiver screen where Hansen was blocking for Vic Wharton. Wharton rolled up on Hansen’s legs, and the Cal wide receiver had to be helped off the field. The good news is Hansen walked off under his own power, although he did suffer from a pronounced limp and was later seen on the Pac-12 telecast with a boot on his left foot.
Darius Allensworth and Khalfani Muhammad returned from DNPs against Utah to play in full on Saturday night.
Needless to say, this is a good week for a bye week.