NOTEBOOK: Adcock, Jalil recovering

Chris Adcock goes under the knife and comes out with flying colors, plus Dykes talks turf and more in today's notebook.

BERKELEY -- Though he won't be available for the rest of the season, California center Chris Adcock underwent successful surgery on his injured knee, head coach Sonny Dykes said on Thursday.

"I think everything went well," Dykes said. "The good thing was, I think the meniscus was intact, and they repaired his ACL and MCL, so the surgery went very well."

A family source indicated that Adcock's posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) has already started healing, and no work was needed to further repair it.

Defensive lineman Mustafa Jalil also underwent surgery back in his hometown of San Diego to repair what has been a nagging and persistent pain in his knee.

"It went well, he's feeling good," Dykes said. "He's not back yet. He'll be back Monday. He's got basically what they call a chondral defect, which is lack of cartilage in his knee. They put a cartilage packet, basically, in there from a cadaver, and the surgery went well."

Dykes has considered the role of California Memorial Stadium's year-old turf in the injuries his team has sustained, but doubts that the surface has played much of a part.

"We have, and you always try to consider everything," Dykes said. "I think they've done a bunch of studies, and it depends on who you talk to. Everybody's got a dog in the fight. I think that we'll do our own when we kind of get through the year and figure out what's going on. I don't think it's an issue. I think this is pretty good turf. I think it's what most people are playing on. I think we've just had more of a rash of injuries than people have most years. A lot of them have nothing to do with it -- head, hands, back, shoulder."

On the topic of injuries, it appears as though Nick Forbes's continued back troubles will keep him out of Saturday's game, though he is not listed on the week's final injury report.

"I would be surprised [if he plays]," Dykes said.

Injured right guard Matt Cochran was working with trainers after practice, doing agility and footwork drills, showing deep knee bend and good quickness as he recovers from a high ankle sprain. Top Stories