The ankle injury Notre Dame forward Ven-Allen Lubin suffered against Boston College hasn’t healed yet. Consequently, he won’t be available for Saturday’s game at North Carolina. That’s according to Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune:
It’s unknown at this point whether he’ll be available for Tuesday’s home game against Georgia Tech, but that’s not the big concern right now. The problem is the Irish have lost some serious depth down low ahead of going up against Armando Bacot, the ACC’s scoring and rebounding leader. Oh, and Lubin is the Irish’s leading blocker at 0.9 a game. That’s not good for one of two teams that are 0-4 in conference play.
Simply put, Lubin’s injury could not have happened at a worse time. We don’t know if Matt zona or Dom Campbell are capable of slowing Bacot down because they’ve barely played. If Mike Brey isn’t comfortable with sending either of those two out there against Bacot, he better get comfortable with it and fast.
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