Stanford QB Costello to miss spring practice

Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello will be held out of spring practice due to a hip injury, according to reports Wednesday.

Costello won the starting job at midseason last fall as a redshirt sophomore and ended up throwing for 1,573 yards with 14 touchdowns and just four interceptions for the Cardinal, who finished 9-5.

The expectation is that Costello will be ready to play in the fall, but Stanford will be thin behind center during spring drills, which will culminate with the

Cardinal and White Spring Game on April 14 at Cagan Stadium.

Keller Chryst, who lost his starting job to Costello, announced last month that he would leave Stanford to pursue an opportunity as a graduate player in another program. Chryst had begun the 2016 season as the backup to Ryan Burns before earning the starting role in the middle of the season.

The only other quarterbacks on the roster are sophomore Davis Mills and junior Jack Richardson.

Stanford opens its 2018 season Aug. 31 against San Diego State.

--Filed Level Media

02/14/2018 13:47

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