California running back Tre Watson will miss the rest of the season because of an apparent right leg injury.
The senior got hurt after catching a screen pass from Ross Bowers late in the first quarter of California’s 33-20 win over Weber State on Saturday. Watson limped off the field but returned in the second quarter and carried once before going down again, this time for good.
“You feel for a guy like that that’s put in so much time and effort into the program,” Bears coach Justin Wilcox said. “We’ll have his back. Now it’s going to be the next man up at that position. He’ll bounce back from this but it’s never easy going through that.”