September 9, 2007

Nguon's Notebook

A day after nearly letting a 20-point lead slip through its grasps against a gritty Colorado State squad, the Cal football team returned home to Memorial Stadium Sunday evening and went right back to work. Going through a light hour workout lead by strength and conditioning coordinator John Krasinski, the Bears are faced with a handful of issues to iron out in the coming week. One of the more pressing concerns is the health status of various players, including senior wide receiver Robert Jordan. Cal coach Jeff Tedford had an update on his status, along with more thoughts on the 34-28 victory over the Rams.

Injury Update

As the team walked off the field Sunday evening, Jordan slowly jogged along side DeSean Jackson and Lavelle Hawkins before heading up into the locker room.

Jordan caught two balls for nine yards against the Colorado State defense, but sat out the majority of the contest after taking a hard hit in the first quarter. What was earlier thought to be a kidney injury, Jordan confirmed after practice Sunday that the cause of him being sidelined was actually a bruised rib.

"It sounds like it's really just a pain issue now (with Jordan)," Tedford said. "Robert is a tough guy. He took x-rays, nothing is broken, it's not really that painful for him to breathe right now so we expect him to play on Saturday."

Senior running back Justin Forsett also is hurting a bit, as the Bears' leading ball carrier suffered a stinger in the fourth quarter of Saturday's contest which forced backup James Montgomery into some crucial playing time down the stretch.

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