Notre Dame’s Drue Tranquill Suffered A Gruesome Sounding Injury Celebrating A Play

Yet another major injury has hit the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and sadly this is one that could have been avoided.

At the end of the first half against Georgia Tech, star defensive back Drue Tranquill made a successful pass break up preventing the Yellow Jackets from getting in the end zone. While celebrating the play, Tranquill came down awkwardly twisting his knee in gruesome fashion.

He immediately clutched his leg and writhed around the ground in pain.

The whole thing is just very hard to watch. Afterward, Tranquill limped to the locker room while fighting back tears.

This is the second gruesome, season-ending injury a key Notre Dame player has suffered early in this season. Against UVA in Week 2, starting quarterback Malik Zaire went down with an ankle injury.

The Irish still managed to beat Georgia Tech on Saturday, improved to 3-0 despite their injury troubles.

UPDATE: According to head coach Brian Kelly, Tranquill’s knee doesn’t look good and he’ll get an MRI on Sunday to determine the extent of the injury. The sophomore safety just recovered from offseason ACL surgery on his left knee…and now it looks like he might be facing the same thing on the other one.

Poor kid.