Head Coach Justin Wilcox announced to the media on Monday that Cal starting QB Chase Garbers is out for the long-term with an upper body injury. He might be able to return before the end of the season. This was first reported by the Daily Cal.
Cal football announces that Chase Garbers is out "long-term" with an upper body injury, but may return prior to end of season.— Josh Yuen (@joshcal2020) October 1, 2019
Also nickelback Traveon Beck and receiver Kekoa Crawford are expected to return against Oregon this weekend.
QB Devon Modster would be the apparent starter going into the Oregon game and the rest of the season. Modster transferred to Cal this past offseason after leaving the UCLA program in 2018. He played one full game for the Bruins, which was a bowl game loss to Kansas State, Modster went 21/34 with 295 yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. Modster’s first game time this year was against Ole Miss, where he spelled Chase Garbers for one play making a 16 yard completion. He came in for Garbers late in the second quarter and for the rest of the game against ASU. Modster was 5/14 with 23 yards and an interception with 4 rushes for 15 yards.
Hoping for a speedy recovery, Chase!
On the bright side, Traveon Beck, Kekoa Crawford, Daniel Scott, and Erick Nisich all appear to be ready to play Saturday.
Coach Wilcox also noted that Spencer Brasch will be the back-up on Saturday.