November 15, 2007 // News and Notes

Dan McCarthy Suffers Neck Injury

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Notre Dame commit Dan McCarthy suffered a neck injury last week and while be sidelined for about 6 months.

Dan McCarthy, a Mr. Football front-runner and two-way starter for the Cardinals, is out for the season. The senior quarterback and safety was injured in the opening quarter of Mooney’s 28-7 victory last week over Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary.

‘‘It was head-to-head contact,’’ McCarthy said. ‘‘The (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) showed a disk in my neck, underneath the vertebra, was herniated and tore open.’’

According to the Irish recruit, the injury will not require surgery.

‘‘The doctors said it should heal itself in about six months,’’ he said.

McCarthy said doctors were optimistic he would be ready to go by the time Notre Dame began its summer practices.

Hopefully McCarthy can be ready for contact drills when he reports to ND in the summer because this kid is a player and could see the field as a freshman at least on special teams. Best wishes to Dan for a speedy recovery.

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  • CC Fond commented on November 16th, 2007 at 7:49 am

    I have always enjoyed his puns about traffic safety and hope for his speedy return!

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