Notre Dame Fighting Irish

#6 Overall 1st in Independent
2017-18 Season
#6 Overall

Notre Dame's Malik Zaire fractures ankle, done for season

Notre Dame starting redshirt sophomore quarterback Malik Zaire will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured right ankle.

What It Means:

Zaire's ankle bent awkwardly at the end of a scramble, and he needed help getting off the field after attempting to walk on it. Zaire won the starting gig over Everett Golson during the offseason, leading Golson to transfer. Redshirt freshman Deshone Kizer entered the game against Virginia and helped Notre Dame earn the victory, tossing a last-minute touchdown.

The Irish have now lost their starting quarterback and starting running back (Tarean Folston) to season-ending injuries in consecutive weeks.