Stanford Football: Cardinal QB Josh Nunes retiring following injury
According to The Associated Press, Nunes has no other option after completely tearing his right chest muscle in February. He is set to medically retire.
"The injury shouldn't have happened, and we're not sure why it happened," said Josh’s dad, Tim Nunes. "It's not something that could've been prevented. Doctors told us it's rare for quarterbacks. Just a freak accident."
Nunes, an upcoming senior, missed the entire spring session but had every intention to dress this fall in hopes of a full recovery. Now it seems as if his chest won’t heal the correct way, preventing him furthering his football career.
As Andrew Luck’s successor, Nunes started the first nine games for Stanford, including what was then a major upset over No. 1 USC.
However, he proved very inconsistent and inefficient as a passer and was ultimately bypassed by redshirt freshman Kevin Hogan, who leads the Cardinal into 2013 as the returning starter.
Due to Nunes’ injury and Brett Nottingham’s transfer, freshman Evan Crower will assume responsibilities as the backup to Hogan (Stanford’s post-spring depth chart).
Nunes finishes his collegiate career with 1,643 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions—all but seven yards came from last season.
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