Notre Dame football starting tight end Alize Mack missed last week’s game against Northwestern, after suffering a concussion vs. Navy.
The team has gotten some good news on his status, though.
According to head coach Brian Kelly, Mack has been cleared, and will play against Florida State this weekend. From Irish Sports Daily:
BK says TE Alizè Mack is cleared and will play.
— Irish Sports Daily (@ISDUpdate) November 8, 2018
The Alize Mack news is welcome, considering other injury issues hitting the Notre Dame offense.
Earlier today, it was revealed that starting quarterback Ian Book will miss Saturday’s game against FSU. Brandon Wimbush, the starter last year and the beginning of this season, will step back in.
Kelly praised Wimbush today, saying he has taken big steps forward with his mechanics. The offense took a big step forward earlier in the year when Book took over as starter, though.
Mack isn’t a huge receiving threat for the Fighting Irish, but does have career highs on the year with 27 catches and 250 yards. He caught a 35-yard touchdown in Notre Dame’s win over Stanford.
His back-up Cole Kmet has been pretty productive in his place, with seven catches for 72 yards over the last two weeks.
Notre Dame is undefeated, and currently ranked No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings.