Sad news for Notre Dame fans today -- outside linebacker Danny Spond is calling it quits from football. Shortly after Spond was seen on the sidelines during practice walking with a cane, head coach Brian Kelly announced the news in his post-practice press conference:
Kelly would not go into the specifics of Spond's departure, but it seems pretty easy to read between the lines -- Danny has been a regular on the team's injury report.
This is certainly very sad news for Spond and the Notre Dame faithful -- nobody ever wants to see a career shortened by injuries. Spond was expected to be a big contributor to the 2013 team -- he had 41 tackles and one interception last season.
There is some good news, as Spond will remain with the team to help out:
Best of luck to Danny Spond in all of his pursuits.