On a play in which it appeared Michael Floyd hauled in his sixth touchdown of the season in the back of the end zone, the super star sophomore wide receiver broke his collarbone according to NBC’s Alex Flanigan.
On first and goal Jimmy Clausen lobbed a fade to Floyd who appeared to have the possession of the ball with two feet in bounds, but officials ruled the play incomplete. Charlie Weis challenged the play, but replay officials upheld the call even though the NBC announcing crew of Pat Hayden and Tom Hammond both thought the play would be ruled a tochdown.
The bigger news, however, is that Floyd broke his collarbone on the play and will miss considerable time.
Weis will no doubt be asked about the extent of the injury after the game. How much time Floyd misses will be determined by how severe the break is.
Losing Floyd is a major blow to an Irish offense that was moving the ball at will prior to Floyd’s injury. The sophomore hauled in his fifth touchdown of the season in the first quarter and was well on his way to another monster performance.
Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen has also been banged up this afternoon and is hobbling arond the field on what appears to be a gimpy ankle. Clausen has only missed two plays thus far and is still throwing the ball pretty well.
We’ll have more on Floyd’s injury after the game when more information is available.