Backup QB Hurd to miss season after knee surgery

Updated: August 27, 2003, 8:23 PM ET

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Chris Hurd, the No. 2 quarterback going into fall camp, will not be a part of the Washington State team this fall, coach Bill Doba said.

The sophomore is scheduled to have knee surgery in his home state of California soon, Doba said Tuesday.

A quarter-size hole at the end of the femur, caused by a congenital knee problem, must be fixed, Doba said.

Freshman Josh Swogger has moved up to the No. 2 spot behind senior Matt Kegel.

Freshman Alex Brink also is a backup.

Hurd, a 6-foot-2, 220-pounder from Antioch, Calif., played in four games last season, completing 7 of 10 passes for 61 yards. He was the holder on field goals and extra points.

Walk-on Brett Johnson has taken over the holding duties.

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