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Keller Chryst (Q / Stanford)

Keller Chryst (knee) is set to undergo surgery to repair "significant ligament damage" and is expected to miss a minimum of six months, Jon Wilner of the Bay Area News Group reports.


Chryst suffered a significant knee injury during Stanford's win over North Carolina in the Sun Bowl. The projected timeline means that Chryst will miss at least all of spring practice and his absence could drag into fall camp. As Wilner notes, Chryst's injury is particularly significant with backup Ryan Burns set to transfer to another program. With that, K.J. Costello will be the lone scholarship quarterback on the roster for spring practice. Stanford has also secured a verbal commitment from the highly touted Davis Mills.

Keller Chryst (undisclosed) was helped off the field in the first quarter of Friday's game against North Carolina, CBS Sports reports.


Stanford's starting quarterback was carted off the field and had an ice pack on his knee after being tackled at the end of a quarterback keeper. Ryan Burns has come in under center for the Cardinal and a further update on Chryst should be provided later in Friday's contest.