Originally posted on FatManWriting  |  Last updated 4/30/13
Josh Nunes had a tough task ahead of him when he stepped in behind center for the Stanford Cardinal--that Andrew Luck guy left a pretty lasting impression. Little did he know that it would all come to an end for him not because he got laid out by a blitzing linebacker or pancaked by two defensive linemen. He suffered a career ending injury just lifting weights. Nunes was working out on bench press according to his Dad--a normal off-season workout--when the weight came crashing down on his chest causing a complete tear of his right chest muscle. “The injury shouldn’t have happened and we’re not sure why it happened,” Tim Nunes (Josh's Dad) said. “It’s not something that could’ve been prevented. Doctors told us it’s rare for quarterbacks. Just a freak accident.” The injury is one that he could come back from, but takes about 12 months after surgery to do so. Rather than risk further injury he has opted to retire from the game instead. Nunes started the season of...
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