STANFORD -- Stanford backup quarterback Josh Nunes will miss spring football practice after suffering an undisclosed injury, coach David Shaw said Friday.

"It was a freak occurrence," Shaw said. "He'll be in sling but he will make a full recovery."

Shaw said the former starter suffered the injury during a workout within the past two weeks.

"It shocked us," Shaw said. "It's something that never happened before."

With former Monte Vista-Danville star Brett Nottingham transferring to Columbia, Nunes' injury gives young quarterbacks Evan Crower and Dallas Lloyd a chance to showcase their skills this spring. Kevin Hogan is the starting quarterback.

Stanford’s Josh Nunes passes in the first quarter at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. The Stanford Cardinal
Stanford's Josh Nunes passes in the first quarter at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. The Stanford Cardinal played the USC Trojans. (Jim Gensheimer/Staff)

"This will be a huge spring for Evan," Shaw said. "We wanted to give him an opportunity to compete, to see how he handles live drills."

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