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.
Everett Golson and Andrew Hendrix are still splitting practice reps evenly. Kelly had said during Thursday's media day that he hoped to separate the reps some more this week.
Redshirt sophomore right tackle Tate Nichols, who has a patella subluxation in his left knee, will likely not be available for the Navy opener. Kelly is hoping Nichols is back for Week 2 against Purdue.