Notre Dame, IN – Almost a year to the day of his ACL injury on the turf of the Alamodome, Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist suffered another major injury when he ruptured his patella tendon in his right on a first quarter scramble according to NBC sideline reporter Alex Flanagan.
The injury occurred at the end of a 29 yard 3rd downs scramble by Crist in which he picked up Notre Dame’s first first down of the game. The junior signal caller immediately grabbed his left knee and after being worked on by the training staff on the sideline for a little while, he was escorted to the locker room for x-rays. According to the NBC report, the x-rays revealed a torn patella thus ending Crist first season as a starter for the Irish.
Crist was relieved by freshman Tommy Rees who came in and tossed three touchdowns before ending the half with back to back interceptions. Rees ended the half 18 of 29 for 179 yards.
Crist is the latest Notre Dame top line offensive player to go down with an injury joining starters Kyle Rudolph, Theo Riddick, and Armando Allen. Star wide receiver Michael Floyd returned to action today after missing last week’s loss to Navy.