Notre Dame football Blue-Gold Game injury report: Several players sidelined

On3 imageby:Tyler Horka04/20/23


Notre Dame holds its annual Blue-Gold Game on Saturday. There are a slew of Fighting Irish players who won’t be able to participate because of injuries.

Here is a full list of those players.

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Many of these injuries were common knowledge before Notre Dame announced them prior to Thursday’s Blue-Gold Game draft. Bauman and Raridon, for instance, have been recovering from ACL injuries since the middle of last fall. Price has been rehabbing an injured Achilles since last summer.

Diggs has been nursing a nagging lower-body injury for most of the spring. He’s been in and out of practice. He injured his shoulder in last year’s Blue-Gold Game, so it’s not surprising Notre Dame is holding him out this year for precautionary reasons.

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Evans has been wearing a heavy brace on his elbow all spring. He hasn’t missed any time in practices the media has been able to view. With him out and Bauman and Raridon unavailable, the only healthy scholarship tight ends for the Blue-Gold Game are sophomore Holden Staes and junior Davis Sherwood, a former walk-on.

Gray had a knee scope earlier this spring. Minich had surgery on his thumb. Harper and Hart have been limited all spring coming back from offseason shoulder surgeries. Kollie has been in concussion protocol for over a week now.

The Blue-Gold Game kicks off from Notre Dame Stadium streaming exclusively on Peacock at 2 p.m. ET Saturday. Last year, the Gold Team won 13-10 on a scrambling, 10-yard touchdown run from quarterback Steve Angeli as time expired.

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