Notre Dame Football News: QB Everett Golson Has Sprained Joint In Throwing Shoulder

Notre Dame Fighting Irish starting quarterback Everett Golson left Saturday's overtime loss to the Northwestern Wildcats both under fire from the media and banged up from the game.

Per Kevin McGuire of NBC's College Football Talk, Golson "has a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, his throwing shoulder. Kelly said the injury occurred during the game Saturday. The impact the injury had on Golson’s performance is unknown at this time. It is also unknown if Golson will have to miss any playing time in Notre Dame’s final games of the regular season."

Golson completed 21-of-40 passes against the Wildcats for 287 yards and three touchdowns. He has started every game this season for the Irish, helping lead the team as high as #10 in the College Football Playoff standings this year.

“I don’t know,” Kelly said of Golson's injury status on Sunday, via “I haven’t gotten a chance to talk to him about it. There were certainly a couple of throws when he first did it where he put the ball into the ground. You could see that it affected him then. He said he was fine after that but obviously we missed some throws, especially in overtime. But he said it didn’t affect him.”

If Golson can't go next week, Malik Zaire is likely to take his place against the Louisville Cardinals.

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