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Injury Update For Notre Dame DB Alohi Gilman

Notre Dame players huddling up.

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 25: Members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish get ready during warm-ups to play the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Notre Dame is already without Julian Love in the secondary, and now they'll have to wait to get the official on standout safety Alohi Gilman.

It appears Gilman suffered an injury to his shoulder in the second quarter, after his teammate was pushed right into him. The timing of his injury is just brutal, especially with Trevor Lawrence starting to find a rhythm on offense for Clemson.

There was no question that Gilman was immediately in pain, as the junior defensive back was slamming his hands on the turf in frustration.

It's still too early to determine his status for the remainder of the Cotton Bowl, but it's definitely a good sign to see him walking off the field rather quickly.

Here is the play where the injury occurred:

With Love still riding a stationary bike to test his hamstring, the Fighting Irish can't afford to lose Gilman for an extended period of time. Clemson currently leads 9-3 over Notre Dame. The game is available on ESPN. Update: Gilman is already back on the field for the Fighting Irish, despite leaving the game just minutes ago.

There is still no sign of Love on the field yet, but the return of Gilman should help Notre Dame limit Clemson's vertical routes through the air.