Aug 9, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Jarrett Grace (59) readies for the snap during practice at the LaBar Practice Complex. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame LB Jarrett Grace has rod inserted into surgically repaired leg

If you saw Notre Dame linebacker Jarrett Grace break his fibula last October, you knew it was going to be a long healing process. The leg was surgically repaired following the injury, and now Grace has had a rod inserted into the leg to help stabilize and strengthen it.

According to an SI.com report, Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly said on Saturday that Grace had the rod inserted on Friday in hopes that it would help not only give more stability, but would aid in the healing process. According to the doctors, Grace should be ready to start this fall if the leg continues to heal.

Doctors say it will be approximately six weeks before they can make a final determination on when Grace would be able to play.

Grace injured the leg in absolutely horrid fashion in a game against Arizona State on Oct. 5, when his right fibula was broken in four places.

To see Grace take the field again after such a devastating leg injury would be a great thing for the Irish, as not only was he important on the field, but also a team leader in the locker room.

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