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October 23, 2012

Stillwater Sports Minute: Josh Stewart gives insight into Walsh's demeanor since injury

STILLWATER, Okla. — With the recent news of Oklahoma State quarterback J.W. Walsh likely to miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury sustained in Saturday's game against Iowa State, receiver Josh Stewart said his high school teammate from Guyer High School in Denton, Texas, hasn't been too down about his situation.

"He's staying positive. You can tell that it's hurting him in a way, but he's really been positive about it," Stewart said. "That's the good thing about him, he's not going to dwell on something like that."

Stewart said he thought something was wrong with Walsh shortly after the game when they were heading to the post-game press conference.

"I didn't know he was injured until after the game because he played through the whole game," Stewart said. "I heard him talk about it, but I looked over and I didn't think it was that bad of a deal. ... We were walking to the media room and he was limping and said his knee hurt. I looked over like it was just bruised up or something."

It's not the first time that Stewart has seen Walsh battle through an injury during a game.

"Even in high school, he hurt his elbow in one of the games and he just put on a little orange sleeve and kept playing," Stewart said. "J.W. is a tough guy. I kind of expect that out of him."

With his friend and former high school teammate on the mend, Stewart said he will do whatever it takes to help Walsh get through the injury.

"I'm going to be there for him no matter what because he's like my brother," Stewart said.

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