Late in the third quarter, Zaire was injured at the end of a three-yard run when a defender fell on his right leg and trapped his ankle underneath.
Zaire was helped off the field, and then carted off to the locker room for x-rays, according to Dr. Jerry Punch.
Before leaving, Zaire completed seven of 18 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. Notre Dame won 34–27 on a late touchdown pass from backup quarterback DeShone Kizer.
Zaire adds to an injury-plagued start to the season for the Fighting Irish. Defensive tackle Jarron Jones, cornerback Shaun Crawford and running back Tarean Folston all previously suffered season-ending injuries.
– Kenny Ducey