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Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book reportedly out for Florida State game with rib injury



Ian Book's Notre Dame quarterback will miss Saturday's game against the State of Florida due to a rib injury, according to several reports.

Coach Brian Kelly should provide an update during his press conference on Thursday afternoon

Irish Illustrated and The Athletic have reported that Book suffered the injury during the 31st-21st victory last week at the Northwestern.

The book replaced Brandon Wimbush as the starter of Week 4 at Wake Forest, and the Notre Dame offense flourished. He completed 74.5 percent of his passes for 1,824 yards with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Wimbush completed 55.3 percent for 589 yards with a touchdown and four interceptions in four games (three starts). He also crashed for 1

44 yards and a touchdown. Wimbush started 12 of the 13 games of Notre Dame last season.

Kelly tackled the role of Wimbush during his press conference on Tuesday.

"It was great," Kelly said. "He was a great man, he was a great team-mate for Ian Book, frankly, he's been supportive like any player on our team he's ever trained in. He was there for him in the locker room in the first half. he sits with him and talks to him about what's going on, what we have to do is Brandon Wimbush.

"He must be ready. Who knows what happens, right? We remind him each week. He knows that he is one step away from returning to the field. He trained really well. This is the most important thing, more than anything else, it is easy to lose the advantage when you do not start. He fought it. So he was a great teammate and was kept prepared. "

lpope@post-trib.com

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