An injury update on prized Notre Dame freshman

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Notre Dame’s top recruit of the 2021 recruiting class Blake Fisher entered his first collegiate season in the rarest of air, becoming just the second true-freshman to start on the Fighting Irish offensive line in the opener.

Unfortunately, Fisher injured his knee in the first half of that opener at Florida State and hasn’t played since. Brian Kelly has spoke on the injury a couple of times already this year, but after Fisher put out an interesting tweet (next page) earlier this week, Kelly was again asked about Fisher’s health during Thursday’s media availability.

“Blake is ahead of schedule, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s gonna put him on the field this year. But he is doing really well, healing extremely well. You don’t know really how people will respond to surgery and how their tissue heals and how all those things come together. He’s one of those guys that things have come together really quickly for him. Moving around already, but doesn’t necessarily mean it’s gonna put him on the field any quicker. But he is ahead of our rehabilitation schedule in the training room.” -Brian Kelly

It’s nice to think about Fisher possibly being able to return this year but based off everything Kelly has said this entire season, including on Thursday, makes it hard to fathom actually happening.

Next: See Fisher’s Tweet…

Below is the Blake Fisher tweet that got Notre Dame fans wondering and led to Brian Kelly being asked again this week about the freshman offensive tackle’s potential availability this season:

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