Brian Kelly has back surgery

Updated: June 8, 2012, 4:45 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly has undergone surgery for a herniated disk in his lower back.

The school says he is resting comfortably after Thursday's surgery and should return home this weekend. He is expected to make a full recovery by the time the Irish open preseason camp Aug. 4.

Kelly will be entering his third season at Notre Dame. The Irish finished 8-5 in each of his first two seasons. Notre Dame opens the 2012 season on Sept. 1 against Navy in Dublin, Ireland.


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