Posted by Tom Fornelli
It's certainly been a very hard week in South Bend with the death of Declan Sullivan, and while that situation tends to put the importance of college football in perspective, the Irish are trying to move forward on the football field. Which is going to be a bit harder to do following an injury to quarterback Dayne Crist.
Crist scrambled for 28 yards on a third-and-eight to pick up a first down, but after being knocked out of bounds, he went to the ground clutching his left knee. He did not return to the game, being replaced by freshman Tommy Rees, and was last seen with his left leg in an air cast and being helped to the locker room.
Notre Dame is not sure of the extent of Crist's injury, but they will be performing x-rays on the leg in the locker room. It's safe to say that he will not be returning to today's game.
UPDATE: The diagnosis is in for Crist's injury, and it is not good. He has a ruptured left patella tendon and his season is over.