While undergoing medical tests for a concussion, doctors discovered that Washington quarterback Johnny DuRocher of Graham has a brain tumor, scout.com is reporting.
DuRocher confirmed the report at the team banquet Monday night.
He had suffered a concussion Nov. 11 against Stanford. While being tested for the concussion, doctors discovered "a tumor the side of a golf ball," DuRocher told Scout.
He also told said doctors do not expect the tumor to be cancerous. DuRocher is scheduled for surgery Nov. 30.
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If all goes well, DuRocher said he hopes to be cleared to play baseball, but that his football career is over.
That will make Carl Bonnell the only experienced quarterback when the Huskies report for the 2007 season. Also on the depth chart will be redshirt freshman Jake Locker, and apparently Ronnie Fouch, now a senior at Redlands East Valley High School, who has verbally committed to UW.
DuRocher played at Bethel High School and was named 2002 state high school player of the year by The News Tribune.
This season, he played in two games, completing 5 of 17 passes for 44 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.