Injuries Hit Cal Football
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/04/1999

Nov. 4, 1999

Berkeley - Cal defensive coordinator Lyle Setencich has his work cut out for him this week when Cal travels to Oregon State. The veteran coach will be playing with far less than a full deck on the defensive side of the ball Saturday.

The current injury report indicates that defensive tackle Jerry DeLoach (neck/shoulder) will not make the trip to Corvallis. All three starting linebackers, Sekou Sanyika (flu), Keith Miller (shoulder) and Jamaal Cherry (concussion) missed almost the entire week of practice, but will attempt to play on Saturday. Starting safety Damian Marzett, who missed last week's game vs. USC with an ankle sprain will attempt to play, but has not practiced this week. The starter last week, Dewey Hale, broke a bone in his arm on Monday at his apartment and will not make the trip to Oregon State. Back-up defensive end Tully Banta-Cain (knee) and reserve safety Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle) are also out of the game vs. the Beavers.

The coaching staff has moved reserve fullback Ryan Stanger to defensive end in an emergency move to provide some depth at the position.

"I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this," said Setencich. "We're going to have to get super-human efforts from some of our players if we expect to win this football games."

Offensively, Cal will welcome back tailback Joe Igber, who seems to be almost completely recovered from a shoulder injury that limited his duty vs. USC last week.