Though "no time" is more like six to eight months, which is the prognosis on his recovery as Lewis-Moore will have surgery on his injured knee within the next two weeks. Which would mean that Lewis-Moore could be back on a football field as early as July, in time for the next college football season, but not in time for Lewis-Moore.
Lewis-Moore's college career is over and this injury will no doubt impact his status in the NFL Draft. He was already projected as a seventh-round pick, but now that he won't be able to work out for teams, odds are his best hopes are to catch on as a free agent somewhere. Considering the season he had with the Irish, that shouldn't be too big of a problem.
Lewis-Moore finished with 8.5 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 9 quarterback hurries and 2 forced fumbles this season, serving as a disruptive force on Notre Dame's defensive line. Should he recover from the injury, he'll get a chance somewhere, but this certainly isn't the ideal way to have your college career end. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com
01/08/2013 - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore has a "significant" leg injury. Lewis-Moore injured his right leg and had to be helped off the field in the first half of Monday night's 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS championship game. Kelly didn't provide specifics for the senior's condition. Lewis-Moore missed the last six games of the 2011 season with a knee injury. He started 12 games this season and had six sacks. - AP Sports
12/16/2012 - 2012 FBS ALL-INDEPENDENT HONORABLE MENTION: DL Kapron Lewis-Moore (Sr.), has been selected All-Independent Honorable Mention for the 2012 college football season by members of a nationwide media panel, which includes equal representation from each of the independent institutions' coverage markets. - Notre Dame football
08/01/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON TED HENDRICKS AWARD WATCH LIST: KAPRON LEWIS-MOORE, NOTRE DAME, has been selected a preseason candidate for the 2012 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award. On-field performance, exceptional winning attitude, leadership abilities, contributions to school and community and academic preparedness are some of the criteria used to determine the Award's winner. - Ted Hendricks Foundation
07/18/2012 - 2012 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Kapron Lewis-Moore, DE, Notre Dame, has been selected to the Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented to the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America. Lewis-Moore (Weatherford, Texas/Weatherford H.S.) has played in 32 games over his Notre Dame career and has started 29 contests, including all 13 in 2010 and each of the first seven in 2011 before a knee injury against USC ended his season. He has totaled 140 career tackles, more than any other Irish defensive lineman, including 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. Lewis-Moose has added three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three pass breakups. Lewis-Moore was on pace to lead the Irish defensive line in stops for the third straight season prior to the injury. He had tallied 32 tackles, including four for loss, and recorded one and a half sacks, two pass breakups and one forced fumble. Lewis-Moore collected a season-best seven tackles, including one and a half for loss and one-half sack, against USF. - Notre Dame football