Cal State Northridge is expected to regain the services of center Todd Bowser tonight when the Matadors open California Collegiate Athletic Assn. play against Cal State Los Angeles at the Northridge gym.
Bowser, a 6-8, 270-pound sophomore, suffered a bruised knee in a car accident a week ago and missed Northridge's 69-66 nonconference loss to Biola on Tuesday.
He practiced with the team Thursday, however, and afterward received medical clearance to play. Bowser is averaging 13.4 points and 7.9 rebounds a game.
"If it feels as good as it did today, I'll definitely play," Bowser said Thursday evening. "I made it through practice. It started bothering me toward the end, but it's just a little painful--nothing really big."