Notre Dame's 2022 season has gone from bad to nightmare. Not only have the Fighting Irish lost their first two games; they are going to be without their starting quarterback for the rest of the year.
Marcus Freeman announced this Monday morning that Tyler Buchner will soon undergo surgery. He suffered a 'significant' sprain in his left AC joint during ND's humiliating loss to Marshall last Saturday. He is expected to miss the rest of the 2022 season.
Freeman named Buchner his starter during training camp. He called him an "alpha" and cited his strong leadership capabilities. New starting quarterback Drew Pyne has big shoes to fill.
"#NotreDame coach Marcus Freeman says QB Tyler Buchner suffered a significant sprain in his AC joint (left shoulder) and will undergo surgery. Buchner is out four months, so most likely the rest of the season. Drew Pyne to start," said Adam Rittenberg.
A disastrous series of events for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. One week they are going toe-to-toe with the Buckeyes of Ohio State. The next week they find themselves 0-2 and without their starting quarterback after losing to Marshall in South Bend.
Drew Pyne, meanwhile, has played in five games during his Notre Dame career. He has 256 passing yards and three touchdowns with one pick.
The Fighting Irish will try and win their first game of the season this Saturday vs. Cal.