Shhhh! Stanford injury update

Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh isn't providing any injury information this year. Which is his right, but not very nice to reporters.

Santa Claus is watching, Jim, and such things might put you on the naughty list. Santa loves the media.

But Jon Wilner, unstoppable force of reporting nature that he is, watched the itty-bitty portion of Cardinal practice that is open and provided some reconnaissance for before Wake Forest comes to town. So, at great risk to life and limb, he is able to provide an update on the health of linebacker Shayne Skov, receiver Chris Owusu and running back Jeremy Stewart.

Wilner's dispatch, which arrived at the Pac-10 blog in the form of a micro-diskette:

I did see Shayne Skov out there, practicing with a brace and protective wrapping on his infected knee.

And I saw Chris Owusu running around, albeit with a yellow jersey (no contact) and a good-sized brace on his knee.

I did not see Jeremy Stewart in uniform, however.

Absent more information, my game preview for Saturday’s Merc will list Skov as probable, Owusu as questionable and Stewart as out — although I must be perfectly clear about this:

That’s simply my assessment; it’s by no means the official word from Stanford.

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