Robert Upshaw to make Fresno State debut at Cal Poly

Fresno State center Robert Upshaw, who has been working his way back from a knee injury suffered the first week of practices, will make his debut on Monday when the Bulldogs play at Cal Poly.

”You know, Robert has made a lot of really good progress, he really has,” Coach Rodney Terry said. ”Our training staff has done a great job with him. He’s had a chance to get another look by Dr. (Eric) Hanson and they feel good about where he’s at right now at the present time. He’s been cleared and we held him out tonight (a 66-61 victory over Pacific) because we want to put Robert in the best position.

”We’re not going to rush his process, we’re not going to throw him in there when he’s not ready right now. We want to get a little bit more practice time prior to him getting a little game time. But, Monday night, he’s going to get a chance to get a little bit of action. I don’t know how much or how long, but he’ll get a little taste of it. We’re going to ease him back in this process and not just throw him out there and expect him to be out there and be a 30-minute guy for us. That’s not going to happen.

”We’re going to take it slow with him and bring him along.”