Quarterback T.C. Ostrander Out for Saturday's Game at No. 1 USC

Oct. 2, 2007

Stanford quarterback T.C. Ostrander will not be available for the Cardinal's match up against top-ranked USC on Saturday after suffering a seizure Sunday afternoon at a Palo Alto Restaurant. Ostrander was immediately taken to Stanford Hospital, where he has undergone a variety of tests the past two days. While all tests have come back normal, Ostrander will not play as a precautionary measure. Sophomore Tavita Pritchard has been named the starting quarterback.

Ostrander was watching his former teammate Trent Edwards play for the Buffalo Bills when he had a seizure at Gordon Biersch Restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. He was taken to Stanford Hospital and discharged later that day. He has undergone a series of tests, including a CT Scan, MRI and EEG, and been evaluated by a variety of doctors. He will be re-evaluated on Monday (Oct. 8).

'We are obviously happy for T.C. that all the tests have come back normal,' said Cardinal head coach Jim Harbaugh. 'As a precautionary measure, he will not suit up Saturday at USC.'

Ostrander attended classes at Stanford on Monday and will be attending Saturday's game in Los Angeles. A fifth-year senior from Atherton, Calif., who was born at Stanford Hospital, Ostrander is in his first season as the Cardinal's full-time starter at quarterback. Through four games, he has completed 90-of-166 passes for 1,065 yards and six touchdowns.

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