Arizona gets healthy in the secondary before playing pass-happy Calby Anthony Gimino on Oct. 31, 2013, under Arizona football
The Arizona Wildcats’ official injury report this week is notable for who is not on it.
Starting safeties Tra’Mayne Bondurant and Jared Tevis don’t appear on the list, meaning they are even more than probable to play Saturday, just in time to face pass-happy Cal in Berkeley (12:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).
Bondurant has missed most of the past two games because of a concussion, replaced in the lineup by sophomore Anthony Lopez. Bondurant leads the team with three interceptions.
Tevis was leading the team with 36 tackles before missing both of the past two games because of a knee injury. Sophomore Will Parks has stepped in for Tevis and played well, including picking off a pass in last week’s victory at Colorado.
Parks should see ample time either way, as he’s part of the team’s SWAT team third-down defense that features seven defensive backs.
“He’s probably one of the more athletic players we have on defense,” coach Rich Rodriguez said.
Bondurant and Tevis resumed nearly full practice duties this week, getting ready for Cal coach Sonny Dykes‘ “Bear Raid” attack, which averages 53 pass attempts and 358.9 passing yards per game. Both marks are among the top 10 in the nation.
Linebacker Jake Fischer, who left that game in the second half, is listed as probable for this week’s game because of a knee injury. True freshman Derrick Turituri took his place.
The only other player on the depth chart is receiver Austin Hill, continued to be listed as out as he rehabs an ACL tear from the spring.