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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Brian Kelly confirms CB Lo Wood's injury

By Matt Fortuna

Brian Kelly confirmed reports of Lo Wood's season-ending Achilles' injury, which will require surgery Wednesday and should sideline the junior for 4-6 months.

The Notre Dame coach said during Tuesday's news conference that Wood suffered a non-contact injury, as Wood heard a pop while simply back-pedaling during Monday's practice.

Five cornerbacks will compete for the No. 1 field spot opposite boundary corner Bennett Jackson, Kelly said, with the distinction between the two positions fading a little for those five players.

Fifth-year safety Jamoris Slaughter will not move to cornerback, nor will first-year receiver Davonte Neal.

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