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Today, bad news struck for Notre Dame — star defensive tackle Louis Nix will miss the remainder of the season (including a bowl) with a torn meniscus. Nix had surgery on Thursday, officially eliminating any chance of a return to the field in 2013 (he had missed significant practice time lately). Brian Kelly announced the news following today’s practice:
Louis Nix is done for the year at #NotreDame. He had surgery on a torn meniscus Thursday.
— Dan Murphy (@BGI_DanMurphy) November 21, 2013
It will be interesting to see if this affects Nix’s decision to either go to the NFL or remain at Notre Dame for a fifth year. Fighting Irish fans will certainly be hoping for one more year with their lovable defensive leader.
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Notre Dame nose guard Louis Nix III underwent season-ending knee surgery Thursday.
Nix met with the media Thursday evening, saying he underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee after the pain became too much. He says he decided to undergo the surgery after talking to school doctors and getting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.
The 6-foot-2, 349-pound senior...
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly announced that starting nose tackle Louis Nix had surgery on his knee for a torn meniscus and would be out the remainder of this year.
A meniscus is the cartilage in the middle of the knee joint that cushions the area where upper and lower leg bones meet. At 6″-3″ and 357 lbs, the redshirt junior subjects his knees to a great deal of pressure.
Notre Dame star defensive tackle Louis Nix has toyed with Irish fans all season about whether he’ll be returning for his final year of eligibility on campus or moving on to an NFL career. Thursday night, he may have let his true intentions slip.
Nix, who will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his meniscus, dropped a quote Thursday night that seems to imply that he’s...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By TOM COYNE Associated Press Notre Dame nose guard Louis Nix III loves to make people smile and enjoys a good laugh himself.
The 6-foot-2, 349-pound senior says that is why he wore sweatpants and a jacket during pregame warm ups before the Pittsburgh game, hoping to fool the media into thinking he wouldn't be playing. He is a guy who loves to...
Notre Dame got some horrible news on Thursday concerning DT Louis Nix. Nix underwent surgery on his left knee and is out for the rest of the season. Granted the regular season is almost over, Notre Dame is bowl eligible.
Louis Nix is out for the year after undergoing surgery on his torn meniscus today, #NotreDame HC Brian Kelly tells reporters in S.Bend.
— Brian Hamilton (@ChiTribHamilton...
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly discussed tonight the loss of senior nose guard Louis Nix to knee surgery as well as Kelly's desire to pit Everett Golson in competition with redshirt-freshman Malik Zaire this spring.