The status of Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph was a bit unclear Sunday afternoon.
But it looks like the Irish avoid a big loss to their offense.
Coach Charlie Weis said the X-rays on Rudolph's injured left shoulder, which forced him out of Saturday's 23-21 loss to Navy late in the third quarter, came back negative.
Rudolph left the locker room in a sling Saturday night, and Weis said he didn't have a complete medical report Sunday afternoon.
What Weis did have was good news about backup quarterback Dayne Crist.
Crist had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee Friday, and Weis said the procedure went better than expected.
"Usually when you get an ACL, there is a lot of residual damage along with that, and it was as clean as could be," Weis said. "There was no cartilage, no other ligaments, no bones; it was kind of a freak pop of the ACL. It took about an hour to fix, and the prognosis is very good."
As far as quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who was hit hard on the goal line to end the third quarter and took some time to recover and finish Saturday's game, Weis said Clausen will be sore Sunday, but he said he expects Clausen to be fine.
"He was knocked silly down there on the 1-yard line," Weis said. "At the end of the day, everything cleared. He just had a bruised left hand."