Stanford’s Reid Travis will medically redshirt, miss rest of the season

Reid Travis will be a key for Stanford — but not until next season. (USATSI)

It’s been a rough year for Stanford, made in part by the absence of forward Reid Travis. The sophomore went down indefinitely in December because of a stress reaction in his left leg. On Tuesday, the school announced Travis would be shut down for the rest of the season. He’ll take a medical redshirt and be a sophomore once more next season.

“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 Stanford’s most reliable presence underneath. In his eight games this season, he had a team-best 7.1 rebound average, plus a 12.8 points-per-game clip.

Stanford is 13-12. It welcomes USC to Maples Pavilion on Thursday.

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