It appears the injury that knocked Notre Dame’s starting quarterback out of its win over USC won’t linger into next weekend.
Tommy Rees suffered an injury with just under 10 minutes left in the third quarter and, after leaving the game, did not return. He was diagnosed with a neck injury and, per head coach Brian Kelly‘s teleconference Sunday, is “day-to-day.”
Kelly did say that he expects Rees to practice Tuesday, which is as good of a prognosis as you could get.
The Irish led the Trojans 14-10 when Rees exited. Neither offenses did much of anything after Rees’ departure as that turned out to be the final score.
Andrew Hendrix replaced Rees and did not complete any of his four attempts. In fact, the Irish gained just 28 yards on 21 plays after Rees left the game. Prior to that, Notre Dame had 267 yards of offense through a little over two quarters of plays.