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Notre Dame has had some tough injury luck early in 2021 as a variety of players have been lost for significant amounts of time, if not the entire season already.
The 12th-ranked Fighting Irish should be getting a few bodies back for their meeting with Purdue this Saturday however. Here’s what Brian Kelly shared in regards to a few injured Irish and their statuses two days ahead of the game.
On Left Tackle Michael Carmody:
“Michael Carmody is making pretty good progress during the week. That’ll be a gametime decision. Jeff Quinn will assess who’s in a better position. Again, as I mentioned, we’re going against one of the best pass rushers in the country, so in some instances, he might be ready but we’ve got to be able to evaluate him against one of the best in the country.”
On Vyper Jordan Botelho:
“Jordan Botelho is available and he will play.”
On freshman running back Logan Diggs:
“Logan Diggs is available and he will play.”
The tackle position has been a disaster early for Notre Dame as the left side was supposed to belong to freshman sensation Blake Fisher who exited the opener at Florida State in the first half and may miss up to two months. Carmody’s early exit against Toledo certainly didn’t help matters but I have trouble thinking even if he’s 100-percent that things would have been a whole lot better.
Purdue defensive end George Karlaftis, one of the top edge-rushers eligible for the 2021 NFL draft will only make life that much more difficult for the offensive line Saturday.