Campolindo quarterback Brett Stephens, who led the Cougars to the North Coast Section Division III title in 2011, will miss the rest of the season with a left shoulder injury he suffered in the Cougars’ 35-14 win over Miramonte on Sept. 28.
Stephens, who threw for 2,977 yards and 31 touchdowns last season, had the shoulder examined recently, and it was discovered there were nerve issues. Surgery will not be required but Stephens said the shoulder needed time to heal.
“It’s pretty devastating,” said Stephens, who had thrown for 1,334 yards and 15 touchdowns this season as Campolindo got off to a 5-1 start.
Campolindo coach Kevin Macy said Stephens had been practicing as recently as Tuesday. Stephens can still throw a football, but doctors did not want for the shoulder to absorb any more contact.
Stephens said he will be ready to play baseball in the spring. He has committed to UCLA for baseball.
Replacing Stephens as Campolindo’s quarterback will be junior Andrew Zolintakis. The Cougars host Las Lomas this week.