CS Northridge Player Hospitalized After Fatal Car Accident

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Cal State Northridge guard Josh Jenkins remained hospitalized Monday after being injured in a weekend car accident.

Jenkins was a passenger in the vehicle whose driver was killed
in the single-car accident Saturday night, hours after he scored 19
points in a 77-64 victory over UC Riverside.

The senior from Albuquerque was in stable condition and will
remain hospitalized for several more days, the school said in a
statement Monday.

"Obviously, we're thankful that Josh is alive," coach Bobby
Braswell said. "This is a big blow to our team at this point of
the season, but more importantly he's alive and we pray that he
will have a speedy and full recovery."

Jenkins leads the Big West in assists, averaging 6.1, and was
averaging 10.2 points for the Matadors (12-10, 8-3 Big West), who
have won six in a row and lead the conference standings.

Jenkins had been bothered by an ankle injury early last week,
but he came off the bench Saturday night to add seven assists, four
rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes.

It's the latest setback for Northridge's team this season.

Last month, guards Deon Tresvant and Dallas Rutherford, along
with Braswell's son, Jeffrey, and another man were arrested on
charges of commercial burglary and theft for allegedly stealing
more than $6,600 in merchandise from an electronics store on New
Year's Day.


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