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Notre Dame quarterback Tyler Buchner likely to miss rest of season after shoulder injury

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  • University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish starting quarterback Tyler Buchner will likely miss the rest of the season following a severe AC joint sprain in his left, non-throwing shoulder.
  • The 19-year-old sophomore star sustained the injury during the fourth quarter of their match against the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday.
  • "The expected recovery time is about four months," Fighting Irish coach Marcus Freeman said Monday. "We can all do that math. That probably puts us somewhere in mid-January."
  • Junior Drew Pyne will take over Buchner’s position during the period, serving as Notre Dame’s starting quarterback against California in the team’s home game on Saturday.

University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish starting quarterback Tyler Buchner will miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury to his non-throwing shoulder during a game over the weekend.

Fighting Irish coach Marcus Freeman confirmed Monday that the Asian American sophomore suffered a severe AC joint sprain in his left shoulder during the fourth quarter of their match against the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday.

Notre Dame announces Asian American sophomore Tyler Buchner as starting quarterback

  • Tyler Buchner, an Asian American sophomore playing for the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, has been tapped to lead the intercollegiate football team as its starting quarterback during the 2022 season opener against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sept. 3.
  • Buchner, 19, beat Notre Dame junior Drew Pyne for the position.
  • The team announced the news at a press conference on Saturday.
  • “Drew made it extremely difficult. Those guys both can give us a chance to win both of them,” Fighting Irish coach Marcus Freeman told reporters. “We just think that Tyler brings an element, a dynamic element with his feet, the ability to extend plays to have a QB running game that really kind of added into this decision.”
  • Buchner, a four-star recruit out of La Jolla, California, was recently declared by ESPN as one of the 25 most important players in the College Football Playoff race.
  • As a first-year student at Notre Dame, Buchner played 10 games as a backup during the 2021 season, where he completed three touchdowns with three interceptions as well as 21-of-35 passes for 298 yards. He also notably rushed 46 times for 336 yards.

Asian American university sophomore Tyler Buchner is set to play as the starting quarterback in the 2022 season opener against Ohio State next month, the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, announced over the weekend.

In a press conference on Saturday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish announced that Buchner, 19, will be playing as its starting quarterback when the intercollegiate football team faces off against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sept. 3. Buchner beat Notre Dame junior Drew Pyne for the position.