STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford will be without top playmaker Ty Montgomery for the regular-season finale at No. 9 UCLA on Friday.
Cardinal coach David Shaw said Tuesday that Montgomery will sit out with a right shoulder injury but is hopeful to return for the team's bowl game. The wide receiver and All-American kick returner was injured in the first quarter of Stanford's 38-17 win at California last Saturday when he was tackled hard after a 14-yard catch.
Montgomery had surgery on his right shoulder in February after playing with the injury part of last season. The recovery process sidelined him through spring and most of summer workouts.
The senior leads Stanford with 61 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns. He has run for 144 yards and a score on 23 carries, and he has returned two punts for TDs.
Montgomery also is averaging 25.2 yards returning kickoffs.