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Irish Insights


Injury update

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly addressed more than the situation with suspended receiver Michael Floyd when he spoke with the media after Saturday's practice.

And one of the big topics was the state of some of the Irish's injured players.

Here is what Kelly said about spring injuries.

On running back Jonas Gray having what Kelly called a high-calf strain: "It looks really good. He was moving around today. We will probably have him back on Monday. He did not practice today other than some light jogging."

On offensive lineman Chris Watt, who is questionable for next Saturday's Blue-Gold Game because of a high-ankle sprain: "He's in a cast. He will be in it for five days. We will take the cast off Wednesday."

On receiver Daniel Smith's hamstring injury that has kept him out of spring practice: "It's a slow process. We probably had a deficiency in that leg when he came on campus. This is about strengthening as much as it is hamstring. We are grading it as a 30 percent deficiency in that hamstring. We are going to get him back."

On linebacker Anthony McDonald, who had surgery to repair a partly torn pectoral muscle: "I think we are going to be all right with Anthony. Things look pretty good with his surgery. I believe he is going to be an Aug. 1 guy. He will be able to get back to reps. It's disappointing for Anthony because he is missing some crucial time and it's a competitive situation. Kendall Moore has been the beneficiary of that work."

On how running back Cameron Roberson is doing after surgery to repair a torn lateral collateral ligament and a partly torn anterior cruciate ligament: "Cam's a long process. He's in good spirits. He's started his rehab already. I wouldn't count him out."