ND safety Austin Collinsworth expected to miss 4-6 months of football

By: Newscenter Sixteen
By: Newscenter Sixteen

A University of Notre Dame safety will miss the beginning months of training camp after shoulder surgery.

University of Notre Dame junior safety Austin Collinsworth is expected to miss the next four to six months of football after undergoing shoulder surgery to fix a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Collinsworth has played in all 26 games in his first two seasons, primarily on special teams. Notre Dame’s special teams player of the year in 2011, Collinsworth led the Irish with 16 special teams tackles last year and has 22 special teams tackles in his Notre Dame career.

Through his first two seasons with the Irish, Collinsworth has totaled 25 tackles and forced one fumble.

The Irish open training camp on Aug. 4 and begin the 2012 season vs. Navy on Sept. 1 in Dublin, Ireland.

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