Oct 13, 2011; San Francisco CA, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Robert Woods (2) catches a pass in front of California Golden Bears defensive back Stefan McClure (21) during the second quarter at AT

California Golden Bears lose CB Stefan McClure


The California Golden Bears will be without starting cornerback Stefan McClure for at least a couple of weeks, according to Jeff Faraudo of Inside Bay Area.

Faraudo reports McClure will have surgery on his injured knee Wednesday.

However, the amount of time McClure will be out, is unknown.

“We’ll see at that point what it is,” head coach Sonny Dykes said when asked about its severity of the injury and whether or not McClure would return this season. “Could be 2-3 weeks, could be the season.”

McClure was considered a four-star prospect and the ninth-best cornerback in the country in the class of 2011, according to Rivals.com. As a highly touted freshman, he played in 11 games, including two starts. He had 24 tackles, one for a loss and an interception.

Before the 2012 season, he injured his knee and did not play in a game, instead taking a redshirt.

McClure has started all five games in 2013 and has 30 tackles.

The 1-4 Bears lost their third straight game Saturday, a 44-22 defeat at the hands of the Washington State Cougars. The Bears will take on the 4-0, 11th-ranked UCLA Bruins Saturday at 10:30 pm EST.

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