Saturday December 20th, 2014

Notre Dame offensive lineman Christian Lombard's career is over, according to a report from Irish Illustrated.

Lombard, a fifth-year senior, reportedly has a bulging disk in his back. He is a three-year starter who was projected as a potential late-round draft pick. 

The 6-foot-5, 311-pounder has lined up at guard and tackle for the Irish. He played in only seven games last season due to a back injury. 

Sophomore Mike McGlinchey could take Lombard's spot in the starting lineup for Notre Dame's Dec. 30 matchup with LSU in the Music City Bowl.

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