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Big blow: Stanford loses Ben Gardner to season-ending injury

Ben Gardner

One of the top defenses in the country has taken a rather significant injury punch to the stomach this afternoon.

On Twitter, Stanford announced that starting defensive end Ben Gardner will be lost for the remainder of the 2013 season due to a left pectoral injury.  Gardner will undergo surgery to repair the damage.

As Gardner is a fifth-year senior, the injury not only ends his season but his collegiate career as well.

As noted in the headline, Gardner’s season-ending injury is a big blow for the Cardinal.

Each of the past two seasons, Gardner has been named second-team All-Pac-12 and had started 27 of 28 games in that span.  He had started all eight games this season, and is second on the team with 4.5 sacks and third in tackles for loss with 7.5.

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6 Responses to “Big blow: Stanford loses Ben Gardner to season-ending injury”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Oct 29, 2013 2:56 PM

    I hate to see a youngster who is a 5th year senior go out like this…sad…

  2. gorilladunk says: Oct 29, 2013 3:04 PM

    saw the headline and thought…”I thought this guy died on his boat 40 years ago.”

  3. John Taylor says: Oct 29, 2013 3:10 PM

    @gorilladunk: you can’t see me, but I’m at my desk giving you a cyber standing ovation right now. Very, very well done, sir.

    da… dum… da… dum… da-dum-da-dumdadumdadumdadumdadum…

  4. skwackquackwoof says: Oct 29, 2013 3:15 PM

    Big loss for the Cardinal. He has given my Ducks all they can handle in the past. Here’s to a speedy and full recovery. Even if he doesn’t play football anymore, a degree from Stanford can take you places.

  5. amosalanzostagg says: Oct 29, 2013 10:39 PM

    The thumbs down are not warranted, John and gorilla.

    Very well done

    Think we need a bigger boat?

  6. gorilladunk says: Oct 30, 2013 5:36 PM

    thanks for the cyber kudos…obviously the thumbs down came from the under 25 crowd who have never seen the greatest movie of all-time.

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