The Notre Dame football team has lost one of its leaders for the rest of the season.
Linebacker Bo Bauer, a fifth-year senior and team captain, is out for the year due to a knee injury suffered during practice this week, according to Pete Sampson of the Athletic. Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman announced that Thursday that Bauer's injury will require surgery.
Bauer played mostly on special teams, but Freeman still called his injury "devastating" and a "tremendous loss."
"Bo Bauer is out for the year with a knee injury, per Marcus Freeman. 'Tremendous loss.' Bauer had not played a ton in the regular defense but was a major contributor on special teams." -- Pete Sampson
Bauer's injury will snap a streak of 56 consecutive games played, the second-longest in Notre Dame program history. Bauer had made nine tackles this season and 116 for his career.
Bauer is not the first key leader that the Fighting Irish have lost to injury this year. Starting quarterback Tyler Buchner suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in Week Two.
The 3-2 Fighting Irish will host Stanford on Saturday.