Injury Report for Notre Dame Comment Count

Tim September 9th, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Press Release:


Ferrara, John               Hand

Johnson, Carvin           Knee

Van Slyke, Jared          Clavicle

Toussaint, Fitzgerald   Knee

Woolfolk, Troy            Ankle


Hemingway, Junior     Hamstring


Roundtree, Roy   


Van Slyke and Woolfolk are out for the year, so no surprises there, and Ferrara was unlikely to contribute. We had a pretty good idea Carvin Johnson was going to be out for 3-6 weeks, so that's not a surprise, though he may be more valuable to the defense than his -4 in this week's UFR might indicate. Toussaint was a "maybe" earlier in the week, so hopefully he'll be back to get a few touches against UMass and Bowling Green before the Big Ten schedule gets going.

As for the two guys who are varying degrees of "maybe," this is a reversal from Rodriguez's statements earlier in the week. If either can go, they'd be good additions to the receiving corps, but there is enough depth at the position (at least with Odoms on the outside and maybe a couple more 2-TE sets) that they'll only go if they're really needed.



September 9th, 2010 at 6:18 PM ^

Nothing too crazy in there which is good.

Wish Van Slyke didn't go out for the year especially with Emilien gone.

Carvin Johnson didn't have a great game and I have to imagine Thomas Gordon will give us something similar at the very least.

Love to see Hemingway and Roundtree out there, but as you mentioned there is enough depth (Odoms, Stonum, Robinson, Jackson, Stokes) that it won't be a killer.

Toussaint gets a meh largely because Shaw and Smith looked great against UConn.


September 9th, 2010 at 6:22 PM ^

Hopefully we can have someone with hands catching the punts.  i swear my butt never puckers as much as it does when we're returning a punt. 


What about Josh Furman at DB/S?  Haven't heard much about him?  I'm assuming he's redshirting?


September 9th, 2010 at 7:51 PM ^

It seems like Fitzgerald has a nagging injury.  Always a little worrisome in the knee.  These knees that feel good one day but in too much pain to play the next often need some kind of scope to clean them out and in the worst case scenario microfracture surgery.  I hope it's a sprain or a bad bruise or something but after two games being ruled out I fear there might be something underlying going on here.

/Holiday Inn Express Orthopedic Surgeon