Notre Dame QB Buchner expected to miss the season due to injury

South Bend, Indiana (AFP) – Notre Dame quarterback Tyler Buchner is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a non-fallen shoulder injury that requires surgery.

Ireland’s national team coach Marcus Freeman said on Monday that Buchner had a severe sprain in his left shoulder joint. Buchner was injured in the fourth quarter of Notre Dame’s shock loss to Marshall over the weekend and was scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday.

“The expected recovery time is about four months,” Freeman said. “We can all do these calculations. That probably puts us somewhere in the middle of January.”

Drew Payne, who came off the bench after Buchner’s injury, is listed as a starter on Notre Dame’s depth chart for Saturday’s home game against California. Against Marshall, he went 3 for 6 with a touchdown pass and an interception.

In August, Pyne entered a training camp competing for the first quarterback position but lost the job to Buchner after training number 7.