Notre Dame TE Cole Kmet Reportedly Broke Collarbone At Practice Thursday

first_img #IrishIllustrated has been informed that #NotreDame tight end Cole Kmet suffered a broken collarbone during Thursday’s practice https://t.co/[email protected] pic.twitter.com/StBk76p9Tk— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) August 8, 2019The injury will no doubt move junior tight end Brock Wright up the depth chart for the time being. Last year he recorded two receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown.Beyond Wright, Notre Dame is a bit thin at the position in terms of on-field experience. However, redshirt freshmen Tommy Tremble and George Takacs were both highly-rated recruits.Losing such a key part of the offense for any length of time right before the start of the season is a tough pill to swallow.The Irish have to hope to have Kmet back before their crucial third game against Georgia. The backside of a Notre Dame football player's helmet.ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: A detail view of a Notre Dame Fighting Irish players helmet showing the CFP logo during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against the Clemson Tigers at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Notre Dame’s hopes of replicating their success from last year may have hit a major injury snag before the 2019 season opener. Tight end Cole Kmet, widely expected to be one of the team’s top receivers this season, has suffered a significant injury.According to Tom Loy of Irish Illustrated, Kmet suffered a broken collarbone in practice on Thursday. Loy reported that the injury could take three-to-six weeks to heal – putting his status for the September 2 opener against Louisville into question.The injury occurred when safety Alohi Gilman fell on top of Kmet during a live action play. Kmet was forced to leave practice on a cart, while Gilman was hurt as well.Kmet was set to take over the starting tight end role for Alize Mack, who graduated this past year. Last year he recorded 15 receptions for 162 yards in nine games played.last_img

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