BERKELEY -- Cal quarterback Zach Maynard, who injured his left knee in the loss to Washington, was on crutches Sunday but did not suffer ligament damage, coach Jeff Tedford said.
Tedford said an MRI was negative and Maynard's status for Saturday's game against No. 2 Oregon is day to day. "It's an old-fashioned knee sprain," Tedford said.
Meanwhile, Tedford said he has had no recent conversations with Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour on his job status.
"Not at all. I guess there's written enough in the blogs and the papers and everybody keeping track enough of that outside, but we haven't (talked)," said Tedford, whose team is 3-7 and has lost three in a row.
Asked if he expects to have that discussion before the season ends on Nov. 17, Tedford said, "I wouldn't expect that. I would expect after the season we'll probably talk about everything."
Tedford said Maynard was better Sunday than he was the day before, and he's encouraged that there was no ligament damage. "But there's obviously something there," he said. "It's how he responds to treatment."
If Maynard cannot play, junior Allen Bridgford would start against the unbeaten Ducks.
Cal's starter the past two seasons, Maynard was injured with 4:01 left in the fourth quarter of Friday night's 21-13 loss. He was taken down by Washington's Danny Shelton with what Tedford called "a gator tackle."
"It was unfortunate, but it wasn't dirty," he said.
Tedford said he expects defensive ends Kendrick Payne (broken finger) and Aaron Tipoti (knee) both to play against Oregon. Linebackers Jalen Jefferson and J.P. Hurrell and cornerback Marc Anthony, all sidelined Friday by concussions, will be evaluated through the week.
Among offensive starters, tackle Matt Summers-Gavin (knee) is questionable, freshman wide receiver Bryce Treggs (ankle) likely will be ready to play.