Stanford TE Zach Ertz is expected to miss at least two weeks with a lower leg injury, the school announced today.
Ertz left Stanford's win over USC on Saturday night following the opening kickoff. He was seen icing his knee on the bench during the game and was forced to wear a brace and use crutches.
The 6'6" 250-pound redshirt sophomore ranks third on the team with 22 receptions, to go along with 308 yards and three touchdowns.
Ertz played his high school ball at Monte Vista High School in Danville. As a senior in 2008 he caught 51 passes for 691 yards and a team-high 12 touchdowns.
His high school quarterback? Current Stanford backup QB Brett Nottingham, who is expected to succeed Andrew Luck next season.
If Ertz is out two weeks he will miss this Saturday's game at Oregon State, as well as No. 4 Stanford's showdown with the No. 8 Oregon Ducks on November 12 at Stanford Stadium.
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