Rob Haynes available for grudge match

Alonso Tacanga

CSUN guard Rob Haynes, who missed Saturday’s game at Cal Poly while recovering from a concussion, said he’ll be ready to go against Cal State Bakersfield on Thursday at the Matadome.

Haynes suffered the injury after he dove headfirst for a loose ball in the first half of CSUN’s win at UC Santa Barbara last Thursday. He was able to walk off the court wearing a neckbrace and didn’t return. He was held off Saturday’s game as a precaution. 

The Roadrunners stunned the Matadors early in the season and beat them 67-65 at Bakersfield. The loss was the second of a string of six straight road games lost in 2008. 

Bakersfield has gone 3-13 in their last sixteen games, but their last outing was a win, 69-60, over Utah Valley.

The game is a not a conference one, just a grudge one.