Fresno State will be without forward Tanner Giddings for an undetermined period after he sustained a right wrist injury in practice on Tuesday, further thinning the ranks of the Bulldogs' bigs.
Giddings, a 6-foot-11 sophomore, was injured when knocked off balance going to the basket and landed awkwardly. He has his right wrist in a cast, and with tests pending there is no timetable for his return.
"He had a tough fall so e probably won't be with us for a little bit, so we get a little thinner," coach Rodney Terry said. "We're going to have to deal with that and manage that."
The losses are adding up for the Bulldogs, who during the offseason dismissed center Robert Upshaw for repeated violations of athletic department policy and lost forward Braeden Anderson for the season due to injuries suffered in an auto accident.
With Giddings now sidelined, Fresno State has 6-9 junior college transfer and 6-6 freshman Karachi Edo to play in the post. The Bulldogs are using their bigger wings at the three and the four positions, including 6-7 freshman Paul Watson.
The Bulldogs open the season on Nov. 8 at UC Irvine. They play two exhibitions games at the Save Mart Center, the first Nov. 1 against Cal State Stanislaus and the second on Nov. 4 against Dominican.