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Stanford announces QB Josh Nunes is medically retiring

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A “freak occurrence” during offseason workouts left Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes with what was said to be an arm injury that sidelined him for all of spring practices. Now, the injury will end Nunes’ career altogether.

Stanford announced on Monday that Nunes is medically retiring. No specific reason was given, but Nunes sustained his injury in February. Following Stanford’s spring game, coach David Shaw hinted that Nunes may not be ready to play in 2013.

The loss, now official, is another hit to Stanford’s quarterback depth when combined with Brett Nottingham‘s transfer last DecemberEvan Crower and Dallas Lloyd are now expected to compete for the No. 2 job behind Kevin Hogan.

Nunes, a senior-to-be, was named the Cardinal’s starting last August, but inconsistent play through the first half of the season ultimately led to Nunes being leapfrogged by Hogan. Headed into spring ball, Hogan was considered Stanford’s clear-cut No. 1 quarterback.

Nunes threw for 1,643 yards with ten touchdowns and seven interceptions last season.

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5 Responses to “Stanford announces QB Josh Nunes is medically retiring”
  1. coryfor3 says: Apr 30, 2013 4:56 AM

    I would love to know what freak accident occurred. It just kills me.

  2. oldforester says: Apr 30, 2013 11:27 AM

    Unfortunate for Nunes, and I hope in this situation he is allowed to keep his scholarship.
    Stanford has earned a great reputation. Wouldn’t it be interesting to compare graduation rates, GPA’s, arrest and convictions, future income, and percentage of players taken in the NFL draft between Stanford and key SEC teams like Auburn, Alabama?
    The perception is that the Stanford grad will be running a hedge fund, while the SEC guy will be trimming hedges, but is that true? Anyplace compile that type of statistic?

  3. mogogo1 says: Apr 30, 2013 12:24 PM

    Seems strange that an arm/shoulder injury sustained during a workout would be such a secret. They went from announcing he’d be in a sling for a while to now any hope of him playing again being completely gone without ever actually saying what happened. Odd.

  4. lew24 says: Apr 30, 2013 4:44 PM

    That “freak occurrence” is called Kevin Hogan!

  5. jetsheartache says: Apr 30, 2013 4:48 PM

    Theres nothing “freak” about this injury. He tore his pec while bench pressing. I feel bad for the kid, cause truth be told, i think this injury falls on the weight of the trainers. It woulda been freak if he injured it while throwing a football, but a torn pec is a common injury to a weight lifter who hasnt stretched or warmed up properly…

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