Brian Kelly addresses Avery Davis' injury, Notre Dame's lack of depth at WR
Notre Dame defeated Navy 34-6 on Saturday afternoon, but the victory was somewhat bitter sweet.
Receiver Avery Davis picked up a potentially serious injury that could leave the Fighting Irish without one of their most productive receivers — and with a concerning lack of depth at that position.
If Davis does miss time, Notre Dame will be down to just five scholarship receivers.
After the game, coach Brian Kelly said Davis will get an MRI this weekend that should give the team more information about his injury. He also indicated Notre Dame is working on a fix to its depth issues at receiver.
Notre Dame will know more about Avery Davis’ injury after an MRI, Brian Kelly says. If he’s out a while, Irish would have just 5 healthy scholarship WRs.
Kelly: “We’ve already talked about an alternative to add somebody to that position.”
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Kelly also called Davis “irreplaceable” in his postgame press conference.
Brian Kelly says Avery Davis is “irreplaceable” in a sense
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Entering tonight’s game, Davis had caught 25 passes for 368 yards and 4 touchdowns. All of those represent a career high for the senior. His 25 catches this season trail only tight end Michael Mayer and running back Kyren Williams for the team lead.
Notre Dame’s win means it will take an 8-1 record into next week’s game vs. Virginia. The Cavaliers are 6-3 and quarterback Brennan Armstrong is questionable after suffering an injury to his ribs against BYU in Week 9.