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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Kelly: Williams to miss Navy game

By Matt Fortuna

Two days between speaking engagements with the media offered little in the way of clarity about Notre Dame's injured players this week, other than the fact that linebacker Ishaq Williams was ruled out for Saturday's game with a knee injury.

Coach Brian Kelly also said that left guard Chris Watt and defensive end Sheldon Day remain "probable" for the game against Navy, while Louis Nix is questionable.

"We got an MRI on that ankle and we wanted to rule out any further high-ankle damage to the ligaments, and it was a bone bruise," Kelly said Tuesday. "So it was totally different, so we feel pretty good about that. He'll practice today."

Right tackle Ronnie Stanley will also practice after leaving last Saturday's game against Air Force, with Kelly joking that he might face discipline for tweeting about being in the infirmary.

"I heard he had a tweet about being at St. Liam's or something. He gets the same — we call it the Zaire treatment today; that's a new standard in our books," Kelly said, referencing Malik Zaire tweeting in September about being cleared to return after having mononucleosis.