Braxston Cave Injury Update: Notre Dame Center Out For Year

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Cierre Wood #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate a first quarter touchdown with Braxston Cave #52 and Michael Floyd #3 while playing the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Notre Dame's starting center, Braxston Cave, will miss the remainder of the season due to a foot injury that occurred in last week's game against Wake Forest.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish starting center Braxston Cave injured his foot during the second quarter of last week's 24-17 win over Wake Forest, and the team announced today that he'll miss the rest of the season after having surgery to repair the injury.

Head coach Brian Kelly announced during a press conference on Tuesday that Cave wouldn't be able to play again in 2011. It's presumably disappointing for Cave, a senior and one of the veterans of this Fighting Irish team. Kelly said on Tuesday that Mike Golic Jr. would replace Cave as the team's starting center for Saturday's game against Maryland, with Andrew Nuss backing him up.

For more on the Fighting Irish, check out One Foot Down, SB Nation's Notre Dame Fighting Irish blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more on Saturday's game and SB Nation's NCAA Football page for the rest of this week's college football action.

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