Stanford QB Josh Nunes will 'medically retire'
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he career of Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes is over.
The school tweeted that Nunes, who missed spring practice after tearing his right chest muscle during winter conditioning, is “medically retiring.”
Before spring practice, Stanford coach David Shaw described the injury as a “freak occurrence” and said he expected Nunes to recover.
However, the outlook was not nearly as good after the Cardinal’s spring game.
“Josh Nunes’s situation is not a short-term deal,” Shaw said. “He may not be back for training camp. I’m hoping that he comes back, period. We’ll see.”
Nunes was named Andrew Luck’s successor in August of last year. He started the first nine games of the year, but after completing just 52.8% of his passes and throwing seven interceptions, gave way to Kevin Hogan.
Hogan won all five of his starts, including the Rose Bowl, and enters 2013 as the clear No. 1.
After backup Brett Nottingham’s transfer in December, Nunes was expected to compete with sophomores Evan Crower and Dallas Lloyd for the backup job.
Shaw praised Crower’s play this spring and emerged from as the likely No. 2 entering fall camp.