Ex-Northwestern WR injured in Notre Dame debut
Ben Skowronek’s debut at Notre Dame was cut short. The former Northwestern wide receiver suffered an injury the team’s season opener against Duke, leaving him sidelined for the entire second half.
Skowronek left the field late in the second quarter with what appeared to be a leg injury. He did not record a catch while on the field for the Fighting Irish on Saturday.
Notre Dame announced that Skowronek would not return to the contest against Duke.
Skowronek transferred to Notre Dame after spending the first four years of his career at Northwestern. Last season would’ve been his final year at the college level, but an injury allowed him to utilize his redshirt season and retain a year of eligibility.
Following Northwestern’s 3-9 campaign in 2019, Skowronek opted to transfer to Notre Dame with immediate eligibility for this season a a grad transfer. He left the Wildcats after totaling 1,417 yards and 8 touchdowns on 110 catches.
Last year, Skowronek played in three games, catching 12 passes for 141 yards.