Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is hoping to have starting safety Kyle Hamilton back in the lineup when the Fighting Irish face Virginia on Saturday.

Hamilton hasn’t played since suffering an injury vs. USC on Oct. 23. His status is still unknown going into this week vs. the Cavaliers.

Kelly said at his weekly press conference on Monday that a decision has not yet been made.

It’s possible Hamilton is weighing the risks of returning back from injury too soon. As of now, scouts project him to be a top 10 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Kelly did add that Hamilton’s practice reps this week won’t necessarily impact his ability to play on Saturday.

So far this season, Hamilton has racked up 34 total tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions and 4 pass deflections. He was on pace to be a first team All-American safety before going out with the injury.

Virginia may also be limited this week. Starting quarterback Brennan Armstrong is questionable after suffering an injury to his ribs in Virginia’s loss to BYU back in Week 9. The Cavaliers were idle in Week 10, and coach Bronco Mendenhall didn’t offer any update on Armstrong’s status at his weekly press conference on Monday.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.