When it was announced earlier this week that California Golden Bears cornerback Stefan McClure would undergo surgery on his right knee, there was still hope that he’d be able to return to the field later in the season. Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed on Thursday when Cal coach Sonny Dykes announced after practice that McClure will be forced to miss the rest of the season.
Despite trying to look on the bright side with regards to the severity of the injury, Dykes was clearly disappointed at the development:
I hate it for him, personally. I know he’s been through a lot to get back, and he worked incredibly hard. It’s disappointing. He’s a great kid, and he’ll work through it. We hope to get him back for the second half of spring football.
It could have been a lot worse. It’s not a nine-month injury. He’s disappointed he’s not having a chance to play and contribute. Especially him … it’s been kind of a long journey. He’ll be back (San Jose Mercury News).
McClure was third on the team in tackles before suffering the injury. He also missed all of the 2012 season due to an injury to the same knee. We wish him the best in his recovery.
[Source: San Jose Mercury News]