Update on Bulldogs’ guard Tyler Johnson

Fresno State’s Tyler johnson looks to drive past Colorado’s Sabatino Chen Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2012 in Fresno. (GARY KAZANJIAN/THE FRESNO BEE)

Fresno State guard Tyler Johnson, who injured his right ankle in a 62-59 loss to San Diego State, is likely to miss the Bulldogs’ Mountain West Conference game against New Mexico on Saturday in Albuquerque.

”He’s day to day,” Coach Rodney Terry. ”He re-injured the same ankle that he injured early in the year and right now, we’re not going to rush him back. He had reached a point to where he was 100 percent healthy and we were seeing the results of that with his play at the time, but unfortunately for him, you know, he had this setback.

”But we’re not going to rush him back. We’re going to take our time with him and it’s going to be a day-to-day deal and if he’s not ready to go on Saturday, we’re not going to push the envelope for that to happen. At this point, I think you have to make preparations to play without him.”

Bulldogs’ Tyler Johnson day to day after ankle injury

Fresno State guard Tyler Johnson left the Bulldogs’ 65-62 loss to San Diego State on Wednesday at the Save Mart Center with a right ankle injury, going down in a heap when chasing a rebound just five minutes in.

When he returned to the court to take a seat on the bench he was on crutches, his right foot and ankle on ice, and his availability the next few days as the Bulldogs prepare for a Saturday game at New Mexico is a day to day.

‘’He had really worked his way back into being 100 percent healthy,’’ Coach Rodney Terry said. ‘’He had suffered a similar-type injury earlier in the year and it really slowed his progress for a good little spell there and everything. But he’s going to be a day to day type of situation. We’re not going to rush him back too quick if he’s not ready.’’