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Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush's Status Up In The Air For North Carolina Game

Notre Dame travels to North Carolina on Saturday, and could be without its starting quarterback for the game.

Brandon Wimbush has been in a walking boot, and at times, on crutches after suffering an injury that he said came during last week's game vs. Miami (OH), a 52-17 Fighting Irish win.

Head coach Brian Kelly says that Wimbush began to experience foot soreness after the game, but does not remember when during the game he suffered the injury.

After Saturday's game, rumor had surfaced that the starting quarterback had been involved in an off-campus incident, but Kelly more or less denied the story. From Rivals:

Rumors have abounded that Wimbush’s injury occurred in an off-campus incident. When asked directly if it was possible that Wimbush was injured in a non-football activity, Kelly stood by his player.

“Is it possible?” Kelly replied. “Well, I'd talk to anybody that has speculative information out there, and I trust what Brandon tells me. I have no reason not to trust 100 percent what Brandon tells me.

“He went out and felt his foot was not right, and he went home. That's what he told me. I believe him. I have no reason not to believe him based upon my relationship with him over the last three years.”

Wimbush threw for three touchdowns and no interceptions vs. the RedHawks, but was just 7-of-18 for 119 yards. Accuracy has been his major issue all season. Wimbush has completed just 51.9-percent of his throws, and is at just 5.98 yards per attempt. He has been deadly on the ground, however, with 68 rushes for 402 yards and eight touchdowns. Even with some issues on the field, Notre Dame would definitely rather have its starter to roll with in Chapel Hill, rather than relying on sophomore back-up Ian Book.

[Rivals]