Toby Gerhart To Miss Remainder Of 2007 Season
Nov. 6, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Sophomore running back Toby Gerhart will miss the remainder of the 2007 season due to his left knee injury announced head coach Jim Harbaugh at the weekly Stanford Football Press Conference on Tuesday.
'The plan now is to redshirt Toby Gerhart,' said Harbaugh. 'He won't be available this season. I thought it was most prudent to redshirt him this year and hopefully get that year back.'
'It's really disappointing that I can't be out there and help the team out to possibly provide a little spark and maybe help us get back on the winning track,' added Gerhart. 'At the same time, it's a little bit of a relief to know exactly what's going on and what the plan is [with the rest of the season].'
Gerhart injured his left knee during his only action of the 2007 campaign versus San Jose State on September 15 and has not played since. He rushed for a career-high 140 yards and scored his first career TD to help the Cardinal beat the Spartans, 37-0, in the contest in which he was injured. Gerhart was Stanford's second-leading rusher as a true freshman in 2006 when he ran for 375 yards on 106 carries and also added 15 receptions for 124 yards.
Gerhart also plays baseball at Stanford and hit .289 with two home runs and 12 RBI as a part-time starter in his first collegiate season on the diamond in 2007.