QB Tyler Buchner is lost for the season, per Marcus Freeman. High grade shoulder sprain that will require surgery on Tuesday.
Buchner suffered a significant sprain to the AC joint of his left shoulder in Saturday’s ugly home loss to Marshall. The injury will require surgery and Buchner’s recovery timetable is around four months, Freeman told reporters.
Notre Dame is off to 0-2 start to the season. Buchner struggled in the loss. He was 18-of-32 for 201 yards and two INTs, including a back-breaking pick-six with 4:35 to play. He was ineffective in the second half of the Ohio State game and it continued in last week’s game.
Drew Pyne will take over as the starter. He replaced the injured Buchner and completed 3-of-6 passes for 20 yards and a touchdown, but also threw an interception. Behind Pyne on the depth chart is true freshman Steve Angeli from New Jersey.
Cal visits South Bend this weekend and the Fighting Irish need a win.
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