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Injuries

  1. Kelly gives positive update on Grace’s recovery

    Jun 8, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

    Temple v Notre Dame

    Brian Kelly caught up with the South Bend Tribune’s Eric Hansen to give a promising medical update on linebacker Jarrett Grace’s broken leg.

  2. Injuries end Danny Spond’s career

    Aug 17, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT

    BYU v Notre Dame

    Sad news out of South Bend today, as senior linebacker Danny Spond announced that he’s retiring from football due to injuries. Multiple sources have told me that concussions have ended the career of the versatile 6-foot-2, 248-pound linebacker from Littleton, Colorado. (After discussing Spond’s retirement with someone inside the program, the story has been adjusted.…

  3. Steve Filer likely lost for the season with ACL tear

    Nov 10, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

    Army v Notre Dame

    It appears that Steve Filer‘s career at Notre Dame is over. One of the Irish’s best athletes appeared to suffer a career-ending knee injury at practice on Wednesday during a one-on-one pass rushing drill, robbing Filer of the final four games of his Irish career. “We’re probably going to lose him for the year. It…

  4. Injuries end Roberson and McDonald’s spring

    Mar 30, 2011, 7:03 PM EDT

    Cam Roberson

    Brian Kelly’s suspicions were confirmed when an MRI of freshman running back Cameron Roberson’s knee showed a partially torn ACL and a torn lateral collateral ligament. There’s no official timetable on Roberson’s return, but you’ve got to think that getting anything out of Roberson next season would be a big surprise. Meanwhile, linebacker Anthony McDonald’s…

  5. Williams back to healthy as Irish prep for bowl

    Dec 6, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    Brian Kelly is discussing all things Irish and Sun Bowl this morning, but the biggest news (other than the Irish going to El Paso) to break this weekend is that Ian Williams has pronounced himself 100 percent healthy and will be fully available for the bowl game. “I think I’m 100 percent right now,” Williams…

  6. Rudolph recovery on target, no decision made on NFL

    Nov 8, 2010, 7:26 PM EDT

    One thing is certain, Kyle Rudolph’s season with the Fighting Irish is over. Whether or not his career at Notre Dame is finished, that hasn’t been decided. Rudolph caught up with his hometown Cincinnati Inquirer, discussing the surgery to repair his hamstring as well as the decision he’ll have to make as the NFL Draft…

  7. How we got here: Injuries

    Nov 3, 2010, 1:48 AM EDT

    CristKyleCrutch

    There’s a tricky line to draw when you write about injuries. They are a certainty in football (not unlike death and taxes off the field), but there is also a line where you’ve got to take injuries into account when adjusting your expectations for a team’s ability to perform. There’s a school of thought that…

  8. Crist has knee surgery, out six months

    Oct 31, 2010, 5:13 PM EDT

    As suspected, quarterback Dayne Crist is lost for the season, undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured patellar tendon. “I met with our doctors today, and he had successful surgery this morning,” Kelly said this afternoon. “The patellar tendon had in fact torn, and it was reattached. The surgery went well and we’re looking at a…

  9. Report: Ian Williams has torn MCL

    Oct 25, 2010, 9:51 PM EDT

    Both Joe Schad of ESPN and Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune are reporting that Ian Williams has a torn MCL and will miss approximately 4-6 weeks, putting his availability for the rest of the regular season in doubt. While the loss is undoubtedly a killer for an Irish defense that just played its worst…