A helmet-t0-helmet hit knocked Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson out of last Saturday’s game against Stanford, meaning that Tommy Rees once again had to come in and finish a game for the Irish this season. During his Sunday teleconference, coach Brian Kelly said that the hit resulted in a “mild” concussion for Golson.
However, Golson could be cleared early this week.
“We really can’t do anything with him physically until all the symptoms have been cleared, and then there’s the cognitive testing that has to take place,” Kelly said. “So our general protocol is we expect him tomorrow to be able to pass his cog test. If he does that, then we begin light exercise. If there’s no reoccurrence of any headaches then we clear him. If he doesn’t get cleared on Tuesday then we repeat the process and we continue with it.
“So the only thing that would be at risk here is if he’s not cleared for Tuesday, then he loses a lot of rep work on Tuesday. It doesn’t mean that he couldn’t still be a starter for us if he practices Wednesday and Thursday.”
Notre Dame hosts BYU next.