Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell has been ruled out for six to eight weeks with a fractured tibia that he suffered during his team’s 19–16 win over Boston College on Saturday.

By SI Wire
November 22, 2015

Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell has been ruled out for six to eight weeks with a fractured tibia that he suffered during his team’s 19–16 win over Boston College on Saturday, reports Matt Fortuna of ESPN.

Russell was forced to wear a cast immediately after the game, and will have a rod surgically inserted into the leg Sunday night.

He has started all 10 games for the Fighting Irish this season, tallying 58 tackles and a sack. He also has two interceptions and a forced fumble.

The injury will likely mean that the senior’s season is over, however, he could return for postseason play in January if he has a quick recovery.

Russell missed the entire 2014 season and was not enrolled at Notre Dame after being suspended for academic fraud. He had never missed a game before the suspension.

No. 4 Notre Dame (9–1) will take on No. 13 Stanford (9–2) on the road Saturday.

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