Cal Football: Brandon McIlwain Suffers Broken Foot Playing Baseball
The outfielder will pass over the rest of the baseball season, but need to be satisfactory for the begin of soccer schooling camp
Two-recreation athlete Brandon McIlwain suffered a broken right foot and will leave out the remainder of Cal’s baseball season. He turned into anticipated to have surgery to restore the injury.
But the redshirt sophomore must be healthful in time for the begin of Cal football’s training camp in August, an athletic branch spokesperson showed.
McIlwain, a switch from South Carolina, was batting .258 with two home runs and 8 RBI in 20 video games. An outfielder, he suffered the harm two weekends in the past in the course of the Bears’ series at Oregon State and has no longer played because.
Last fall, his first with the Bears’ soccer group, McIlwain shared quarterback obligations for lots of the season, finishing 62 percent of his passes for 763 yards with two touchdowns and 8 interceptions.
He also rushed for 403 yards and 4 touchdowns, but turned into turnover-inclined and in the end changed into moving to an extensive receiver/walking lower back position late in the season.
McIlwain practiced in that same “lessen” role this spring and could be used as both jogging and receiving danger going forward.
Michael Saffell changed into a starter on Cal’s offensive line closing season earlier than suffering a lower-frame injury within the 6th recreation that forced him to out the rest of the season. He did now not take part in spring ball as he continues to recover from the injury, however, head instructs Justin Wilcox expects him to be prepared move inside the fall.
Wilcox had a superb statement approximately Saffell’s look:
“I tell him this,” Wilcox stated. “He’s like when you visit the funhouse at the carnival, and you look at the mirror, I bet that after Conan O’Brien is going to the funhouse, that’s what he sees, is Mike Saffell — a foot shorter and a foot wider.”
Asked whether Saffell is as funny as O’Brien, Wilcox stated no, then struggled to discover the proper phrases to explain Saffell.
“He’s not lacking in persona,” Wilcox stated.
The Bears have excessive expectancies for Saffell and their offensive line next season, and there are constant recommendations that sophomore lineman Will Craig could turn out to be something special. He is undersized at 270 pounds, but his athleticism indicates large matters will be ahead. He played in 9 video games as a freshman in 2019 but did not make any starts. The presence of Craig and different athletic offensive linemen are part of the cause the Bears a lot on display screen passes in the spring.