MRI confirms Kapron Lewis-Moores injury a torn ACL
Posted: 01/11/2013 at 1:15 am
By: Rachel Terlep
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Notre Dame's Kapron Lewis-Moore is helped off the field during the first half of the BCS National Championship college football game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly watches as Kapron Lewis-Moore is worked on during the first half of the BCS National Championship college football game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Lewis-Moore went down with what head coach Brian Kelly called a “serious knee injury” in the second quarter of Notre Dame’s 42-14 loss to Alabama. He came out of the locker room in the second half on crutches.
According to Notre Dame, Lewis-Moore is expected to have surgery in the next 10-14 days.
With the NFL Draft looming in late April and Lewis-Moore’s recovery time projected to be four to six months, the four-year starter’s future may be unclear.
Lewis-Moore reacted to the results on Twitter, writing: “Haha well it’s official! But seriously I can’t stop thanking everyone for their support! Can’t let this injury stop me from moving forward!”