Notre Dame receiver John Goodman didn't play in Saturday's 20-13 overtime victory over Stanford.
The Bishop Dwenger grad had his back lock up on him in the win over Miami the week before.
Coach Brian Kelly said Goodman could have played against the Cardinal in an emergency situation, and he thinks the fifth-year senior should be able to play when No. 5 Notre Dame (6-0) plays host to BYU (4-3) this Saturday.
"He looks good," Kelly said of Goodman during his Tuesday news conference. "He had an epidural on Tuesday of last week. Responded pretty good. Actually came back Thursday, caught some punts for us. He would have been an emergency guy for us if we really needed him. He feels really good this week."