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Irish will redshirt running back

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly told reporters Thursday that running back Amir Carlisle will not play this season and will take a medical redshirt.

Carlisle, a transfer from USC, broke his ankle during spring practice and nerve damage has impeded his recovery. He was granted a waiver by the NCAA to play for Notre Dame this year and not sit out a year because of transfer rules.

"We saw some really good things from him, and we don't want to waste him now," Kelly said after practice Thursday, according to Blue & Gold Illustrated. "We're going to shut him down, put him on scout team. Let him be a great guy over there to let our defense prepare and then have him back for three seasons of competition."

The Journal Gazette's Assistant Sports Editor Tony Krausz covers The University of Notre Dame. Krausz, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a native of St. Louis, has been assistant sports editor since October 2005. Prior to joining the JG, he worked at two papers in Mississippi covering high school and college athletics.

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