Injuries plaguing the Fighting Irish early this season

NOW: Injuries plaguing the Fighting Irish early this season

Injuries have been plaguing the Irish early this season especially at the running back position.

Jafar Armstrong tore an abdominal muscle in the first quarter of the Louisville game and will miss Saturday's game against New Mexico.

Jahmir Smith sprained a toe in Saturday's scrimmage but is expected to still see some action during Saturday's game.

Lucky for the Irish, veteran back Tony Jones Jr is healthy and he had a day against the Cardinals.

When the Irish needed him most, Jones made the most of his opportunity.

Jones gashed Louisville for 110 yards rushing averaging more than 7 yards per carry and he scored the game tying touchdown on an 11 yard run.

Jones now has 734 career rushing yards and 7 touchdowns.

Jones will once again be called upon with Armstrong and Smith banged up for New Mexico.

Head Coach Brian Kelly says Avery Davis will be moved back to offense to fill the void left by Armstrong.

Davis has been trying to find his niche on the team.

He came to Notre Dame as a four-star quarterback but moved to running back last season and then was moved again to cornerback in the spring.

He now makes his fourth position change in three years as he returns to the backfield.

Davis has 22 carries for 70 yards and 5 receptions for 30 yards, but reportedly has 4-4 speed.

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