Cal quarterback Chase Garbers departs Arizona State showdown with undisclosed injury

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Cal starting quarterback Chase Garbers left Friday evening’s contest against Arizona State during the second quarter with an undisclosed injury after taking a hard fall on a quarterback scramble. 

Garbers appeared to land on his right shoulder, pointing to the area as he departed the field of play. He was walked to the locker room with a minute remaining in the half. 

Garbers was replaced by backup Devon Modster, who was intercepted by Aashari Crosswell in the end zone with 10 seconds left before halftime. 

Before exiting, Garbers had passed for 117 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown pass to Trevon Clark in the first quarter. Modster’s interception was the first of his collegiate career. 

Cal head coach Justin Wilcox confirmed near the beginning of the third quarter that Garbers will be out of play for the remainder of the game, as first reported by KALX Radio.

The Bears would go on to drop their first game of 2019, 24-17. Modster finished the contest 5 of 14 through the air, for 23 passing yards.

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