Notre Dame (USATSI)
Notre Dame has lost another player for the season. (USATSI)

Notre Dame's run of injuries continued in Saturday night's win over USC as the Irish lost left guard Alex Bars for the season with a broken ankle. 

Brian Kelly confirmed Bars would miss the season with a fractured ankle on Sunday and said it was "very similar to Malik Zaire's." 

It's the seventh season-ending for the Irish as depth continues to become a bigger issue. S Drue Tranquill, TE Durham Smythe, QB Malik Zaire, RB Tarean Folston, DT Jarron Jones and CB Shaun Crawford have all suffered season-ending injuries this season or offseason.

Bars was starting his second game of the season after Quenton Nelson went down with a sprained ankle against Clemson. 

Nelson came back in after Bars went down and with a bye week next week before the Irish face Temple, he's expected to be able to resume his full starting duties.