Stanford star to miss the rest of the season

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Reid Travis will miss the rest of the season and apply for a medical redshirt, Stanford announced this week.

Travis played eight games this year but he’s been out of the lineup since December with a stress reaction in his leg.

“We want the best for Reid,” Cardinal coach Johnny Dawkins said. “He played a big role for us during his time on the court earlier this season and we have missed his presence in our lineup these last two months. Reid’s health is most important, however, and both he and I are in agreement that it is best to avoid more serious injury by not returning to the court before he is fully healthy. We wish him all the best as he continues his rehabilitation and look forward to having him back to full health as a major contributor for us next season.”

Travis was averaging 12.8 points and 7.1 boards for the Cardinal, who are sitting at 13-12 on the year. The NIT isn’t a guarantee for them at this point, which is why it wouldn’t make sense to burn a year of eligibility to try and get Travis back for the final few weeks of the year.