Kapron Lewis-Moore out for season

Updated: October 25, 2011, 1:18 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore will miss the rest of the season after detaching the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

Irish coach Brian Kelly on Tuesday likened the injury to an ACL repair. Lewis-Moore will have surgery, and be out 4-6 months.

Lewis-Moore was hurt during Saturday's 31-17 loss to USC. Kelly says the Irish staff initially thought the senior had injured his ankle because he still had stability in his knee. But an MRI on Monday revealed the detached ligament.

Notre Dame plays Navy on Saturday.


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