Top Notre Dame receiver Mitchell Evans out for season with torn ACL

Notre Dame will be without its top receiver for the rest of the season. Marcus Freeman confirmed Monday that tight end Mitchell Evans tore his ACL in Saturday’s win over Pittsburgh.

Evans, who was in his junior season, currently is the Irish’s top receiver with 422 yards on 29 receptions. He is averaging 14.6 yards a receptions and has scored one touchdown, which came in the loss to Louisville.

This obviously is a tough blow to an Irish offense that has been starting to find its groove again after going through a tough stretch. gerad parker now will have to dig further into the depth chart.

Holden Staes has scored the second-most touchdowns for the Irish this season at four, but this also will open up more opportunities from Eli Raridon and Cooper Flanagan. Still, they probably wish it was happening under better circumstances.

Hopefully, we’ll see Evans in an Irish uniform again before too long. Until then, here’s to a speedy recovery.

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