Posted August 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Notre Dame cornerback Lo Wood will miss the season with an Achilles tendon injury, leaving a secondary already short on experience without one of its starters. Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly says Wood ruptured his Achilles while backpedaling and turning to run Monday in practice. ''I feel terrible for him,'' Kelly said. ''He's a young man that we all wanted to see get this opportunity that he's worked so hard for. But I feel really good about the other five corners we have as well. We've got five scholarship corners that we believe can play the kind of football necessary for us to be successful.'' The junior is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday and isn't expected back until spring practice. The Irish expect to be strong up front defensively, led by star linebacker Manti Te'o and defensive ends Kapron Lewis-Moore and Stephon Tuitt. There was already uncertainty in the secondary, which lost Harrison Smith and Robert Blanton to the NFL. Freshman KeiVarae Russell, a converted r...
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